Dominique Crenn’s wine bar and shrine to classic French cuisine is open, and here’s what one might eat and drink, were one so fortunate and so inclined to dine there.
“This is more than a wine bar,” Crenn told Eater SF of Bar Crenn. “It’s my living room, where people can experience the best of the best.” Here’s what she means by that.
The Bar Crenn menu sees the two Michelin star chef not merely nodding to the greats of French gastronomy, but crediting them: Her tarte flambée ($17) and quenelles Lyonnaise ($29), for example, cite the great Alain Ducasse by name. Pierre Koffman, a chef who championed trotters, gets his due for the pied de cocohon ($24). And Crenn’s name is there too, placed in good company, for her brioche with whipped beef fat ($10).
Several beers and low-proof cocktails are available, but the wine list is the centerpiece, with French and old world wines in a starring role, and Californian and other wines in supporting parts. Bar Crenn reservations are available via Tock for dining a la carte, for a three-course “carte blanche” experience for $85 or caviar tasting for $165. Space for walk-ins will be available.