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Fisher Loft Serves Baby Burgers and Cocktails in a Granny-Chic Setting

It’s a total transformation for the former Burritt Room, from dark and clubby to fabulously floral

A new hotel quietly pulled back the drapes after the holidays, taking over a historic property just beneath the Stockton tunnel and above Union Square. The Palihotel has replaced the Mystic Hotel, and with it, reimagined the former Burritt Room — the celebrity chef Charlie Palmer’s old speakeasy-style spot — as a new bar and restaurant called Fisher Loft.

Fans of the Burritt Room’s hard cocktails, wood panels, and clubby atmosphere might blink a few times: The space has been completely transformed with more light, fresh paint, midcentury furniture, and granny prints. It now makes a fabulously floral setting for tea and scones or cocktails and baby burgers.

A view of the bar and dining area Fisher Loft
A view of the bar, with floral wallpaper in the background Fisher Loft
Curtains leading into the restaurant Fisher Loft
Even the booths have floral patterns Fisher Loft
The front desk Fisher Loft

Fisher Loft has an all-day menu under the supervision of executive chef William Marquardt, providing hotel guests with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. In addition to the usual suspects, like Caesar salads and club sandwiches, there are a couple of enchanting additions: Afternoon tea for two comes complete with finger sandwiches and scones on three-tiered trays. Stiff cocktails from the bar go down even better with a trio of burgers, each priced at less than 20 bucks, which isn’t too shabby for hotel prices. And for supper, it’s possible to step it up with oeufs mayonnaise, smoked salmon, filet mignon, and caviar.

A croissant and latte Fisher Loft
A burger and cocktail at Fisher Loft Fisher Loft
A cocktail from the bar Fisher Loft
A cocktail at Fisher Loft Fisher Loft

The Palisociety group has boutique hotels across Southern California, as well as Seattle and, soon, Portland. Owner Avi Brosh sources everything for the rooms himself, including “vintage” telephones (gasp, they’re regular landline phones). Does it make sense to take a hotel that’s a hundred years old and fill it with midcentury furniture and granny florals? Time will tell, but suffice it to say, the snacks look excellent.

Fisher Loft is open seven days a week, for breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m., and for the all-day menu and bar from noon to 10 p.m.

Fisher Loft @ PalihouseSF

417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108

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