Madcap, from chef Ron Siegel, opens today (August 17) in Marin’s quaint enclave of San Anselmo. It’s the culmination of Siegel’s many years spent in fine-dining rooms in San Francisco, creating high-end tasting menus at places like Michael Mina and Masa’s. Now he’s striking out on his own, with a menu of dishes designed to show off the Bay Area produce he loves, and a newly remodeled restaurant.
Formerly Lincoln Park Wine Bar, the 47-seat space underwent a redesign by Michael Brennan (Kinjo, Rusted Mule), giving it a decidedly different vibe. The walls are textured Venetian plaster, with chandeliers, and deep red velvet and leather banquettes. Midcentury chairs with black leather, and dark wood tabletops mark the dining room, topped with custom servingware from ceramists based in Berkeley and Oakland. The small bar has marble countertops framed by wooden shelves stocked with glassware for sake, and wine.
The colorful art is from Brennan himself, and was chosen by Siegel. Siegel says he wanted to create a more approachable place, where regulars can come back weekly for dinner; his wife Kim is managing front of the house, and plans to hold some tables for walk-ins.
The restaurant (198 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo) is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m.- 10 p.m., and Sunday from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. Reservations can be made here.