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Dominique Crenn’s Luxe Bar and Lounge Will Open March 13

Prepare for French classics and a striking setting

A dish at the impending Bar Crenn
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Fans of Dominique Crenn’s indomitable spirit and talent won’t have to wait much longer to experience it in a new way: Bar Crenn will have its grand opening on March 13.

The new project from Crenn is adjacent to her fine dining flagship Atelier Crenn, but it has a decidedly different vibe. Designed by Karen Brady, the few glimpses from Crenn’s Instagram account indicate a luxe environment filled with glam touches like fur, velvet, Cararra marble, and shelves filled with fancy books. Unlike the more reserved dining room next door, Bar Crenn is a dramatic enivornment with dark walls and hanging chandeliers — Crenn envisions it as an extension of her home.

“This is more than a wine bar, it’s my living room,” Crenn told Eater in January. “It’s elegant and it’s warm and thoughtful. We want people to experience the best hospitality there, too.”

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The menu will be an “homage to the classics of French gastronomy,” with classic recipes from French chefs like Alain Ducasse, Guy Savoy, and three-Michelin-starred restaurants like Assiete Champenoise, and Palais de l’Elyse will be represented. Think soup aux truffes from Paul Bocuse, and les pommes moulées Elysée from Guillame Gomez.

A selection of wines from Atelier Crenn wine director Matt Montrose will lean French and European, accompanied by low-ABV cocktails as well.

When it opens, Bar Crenn will be open Tuesday-Saturday from 4:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.

Bar Crenn

3131 Fillmore Street, , CA 94123 (415) 440-0460 Visit Website

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