The newest project from San Francisco bar stars Bon Vivants Hospitality, Chezchez is a glorious celebration of aperitivo culture housed in the former Bon Voyage! space. The two-level, indoor-outdoor space maintains a few decorative nods to the bar’s tropical past, but leans bright and light, evoking early evening hours in France, Italy, and Spain. Drink-friendly small plates are the name of the game, with seasonal Fritto Misto, a Brussels Sprouts Caesar, and dangerously addictive crispy potatoes that go just as well with a sherry-forward Coastal Martini or a glass of stellar natural wine, plus a selection of cheese, charcuterie, and tinned fish.
How to book: Reservations can be made via the website.
You’re going to fill up on apps no matter what, so you might as well outsource that part to the aperitivo pros. Chezchez is offering all kinds of festive party-ready platters and accoutrements, including trays (charcuterie, cheese, crudités) and Party Packs, all of which feed six to eight people and range from $65 to $165, plus dips, tins, bottled cocktails, spritz kits, wine, and beer.
How to order: Order through OpenTable (48 hours notice required).