Cadillac Bar and Grill has softly opened its doors for happy hour and lunch in the Twitter building this week, providing a straightforward approach to the Tex-mex style and lively atmosphere that made it a popular destination in previous years.
The reincarnation of Cadillac (which was forced to close for construction of the Moscone Center back in 1999) could seem incongruous with its sleek surroundings and ambitious neighbors that include Dirty Water, The Market and upcoming Bon Marché. However, a focus on keeping things festive and approachable could end up setting Cadillac Bar and Grill apart, especially when it comes to happy hour groups from upstairs neighbors like Twitter and Yammer. According to Inside Scoop, owner Michael Rodriguez (also one of the partners in the original restaurant) is focused on bringing back the lively bar scene for which the restaurant was known, possibly with a mariachi band in tow.
True to the original formula, dapper barmen in white coats and bow ties are shaking up a healthy selection of margaritas, including a top shelf "Cadillac," and the "Dirty," which incorporates olive juice and Triple Sec. Mexican and Domestic beers are available on draft and in bottles, alongside a good number of wines by the glass or bottle. Food includes classic appetizers like guacamole, chile con queso and quesadillas, followed by plates of fajitas, tacos and platters that feed 2-3 or 4-5 people. Check out the full menu here.
Starting August 17, Cadillac Bar and Grill will be open Monday- Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., bar til 11 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m., bar til 12 a.m. and Saturday from 5 p.m.-11 p.m., bar til 12 a.m.; closed Sunday. Happy hour is 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. on weekdays.