1000 Larkin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
The Saratoga has transformed a 1908 hotel into a magnificent cocktail bar and supper club. The glamorous two-story restaurant offers two distinct experiences: the open upstairs lounge, with its conspicuous, expansive backlit wall of liquor, is designed to be a casual space where guests make themselves at home (think comfy leather seats with brass studs at the bar and a mix of banquettes and tables in the dining room), while the basement room is a quieter, more upscale den with 24 reservation-required seats and grey cashmere-lined walls covered in art, the entrance of which is marked by a multi-tiered steel and glass chandelier that dangles like an earring. The Saratoga’s menu is decidedly unserious interpretation of standard American bar fare, and with options like seven-spice chicken sliders, “Toga Tots,” with fiscalini cheddar, chorizo, and scallion, and shoe string potatoes, with rosemary, parmesan, and garlic, your food will amuse as much as it will fill you.