RT Rotisserie, the second Hayes Valley restaurant from the duo behind Rich Table, is opening next Tuesday, May 30. It’s a casual, counter-service counterpart to the restaurant that’s made a name for married couple Sarah and Evan Rich, and its focus is all things roasted.
Rich Table (199 Gough) made a splash in 2013 with a James Beard nomination and a spot on Bon Appetit’s list of the year’s best 50 new restaurants. Now RT Rotisserie, just down the street at 101 Oak (Oak and Franklin), draws on the aesthetic of its more formal sibling. The new 800-square-foot space has 46 seats, and at its center — of course — is a red Rotisol rotisserie.
The restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu, below, consists of rotisserie entrees that can be ordered as sandwiches (on house-made Dutch crunch bread, no less). RT Rotisserie’s pork comes from Olivier, a Dogpatch butcher shop, and its chickens from Rocky Jr. Before those are roasted, they’re brined in buttermilk, brushed with smoky garlic oil, and seasoned with herbs. Food is available to go, and the restaurant will be catering and delivering as well.
When Sarah and Evan Rich announced the Rich Table spinoff project last year, Evan told Eater to expect a casual, convivial atmosphere at RT Rotisserie. “There's something about chopping up a whole chicken and eating with your hands that really brings the table together,” he said. “I want it to have zero pretension, but also to make it unmistakably Rich Table.”
RT Rotisserie will be open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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Disclosure: Carolyn Alburger, the Cities Director for Eater, is the author of Rich Table's impending cookbook. She has recused herself from involvement in any Rich Table coverage on Eater.