With amazing dishes like pork chop in a mustard jus, cast-iron roasted trout, and beef fat potatoes with roasted garlic aioli, it's no surprise that getting a reservation at Hatchet Hall is near impossible. But don't worry, they reserve 40 seats for walk-in guests at the various bars around the restaurant and at their community table.
Dining at Hatchet Hall—with its dim, moody lighting and wood-fired grill—feels like you’re eating the best home-cooked meal. While the menu has a Southern slant, everything’s distinctly modern, seasonal, and California-friendly. On nearly every table, you’ll find a plate of the moist White Cheddar Cornbread, which is speckled with shishito peppers and glazed with honey and cultured butter. But don’t sleep on the rest of the menu, like Cornmeal-Fried Green Tomatoes, Blue Prawns and Grits, and excellent sides, including Slow-Cooked Collard Greens, Charred Carrots, and Crispy Potatoes with crème fraîche. Tucked away in the rear of the restaurant, there’s also a speakeasy specializing in American bourbons and whiskies, which has a fireplace and hanging taxidermy on the walls for a lodge-like feel.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.