Zack Freitas (Game, Commis) is back in the kitchen at The Keystone, which officially opens next Thursday, August 27 in SoMa’s Mosser Hotel (which was, appropriately, originally named The Keystone Hotel).
The Keystone replaces Annabelle's Bar & Bistro with technique-driven American food that diners "can’t make at home," (and thus will hopefully return for) such as carbonara fries, mussel chowder and chicken club flatbread with red sauce, bacon, lettuce, quail egg, pickles and mozzarella. It's all made in house, including the sausage, which has prosciutto and pork shoulder mixed in.
Kelly Naughton is running the beverage program that focuses on whiskeys, rye and scotch and has 70 percent local California wine and 20 beers on tap. General manager Aric Sandoval is overseeing the space, which was designed by D-scheme Studio (Mandarin Oriental, Steins) who aimed to keep original details of the building alive by highlighting the original Edwardian crown moldings and exposed brick walls. The main dining room has a communal table for 12 and there’s a private dining room for up to 50 people.
Starting August 27, The Keystone will be open daily from 11:30 a.m.- midnight with two happy hours from 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.- close.