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More Intel on AQ's New Bon Marché, Hitting the Twitter Building in June

A classic French brasserie with a cocktail bar, coffee shop, and in-house craft brewery.


It's been a while since we've had an update on Bon Marché, the French brasserie in the Twitter building from the team behind AQ and TBD, but it's looking likely that they'll beat neighboring projects Dirty Water and Cadillac Bar & Grill to the gate, with a tentative opening date of June. Interestingly, the project appears to be taking a page from fellow Twitter tenant The Market in terms of its diversified offerings: in addition to the 72-seat dining room, it'll have a cocktail and beer bar, a seven-barrel in-house craft brewery, a coffee shop, a raw bar, and a flower shop.

Owner Matt Semmelhack and chef Mark Liberman have brought on executive chef Matthew Sieger (Cafe des Amis, The Village Pub) to run the kitchen, while his wife, Rikki Garcia, will handle pastry-chef duties. The menu is centered around French classics like côte de boeuf, steak tartare, moules frites, and housemade charcuterie, with chocolate souffle and fruit tarts for dessert. They'll also have a full selection of oysters and other seafood at the raw bar, and tartine sandwiches and small plates to enjoy at the bar.

On the drinks side, Eric Quilty (Smokestack) is putting together the cocktail menu and spirits selection, and sommelier Allegra Angelo is curating a wine menu of about 100 bottles, organized by region, pricing, and food pairing. Very busy Master Cicerone Rich Higgins (who's already linked to new Mission brewery Citizen Fox) is also consulting on brewing and beer selection here; there will be plenty of guest taps in addition to the on-site brews.

The space, located next to Walgreens and facing directly onto Market, will have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the street, and a brasserie-inspired aesthetic with lots of leather banquettes, penny tiles, and brass. And despite its size, it's far from the only project Semmelhack and Liberman's Mercer Restaurant Group has brewing: they're also plotting their restaurant/bakery in Cloverdale, Trading Post, and their forthcoming fast-casual falafel shop, Sababa.

Bon Marche

1355 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA