New York City's famed Tavern on the Green is opening an outpost in San Francisco, the Business Times there reports. The tourist-mobbed spot has leased the top floor of the struggling Metreon complex and with that one pen stroke becomes the City by the Bay's largest restaurant. The West Coast location will feature the same floral riffs and over-the-top crystal chandeliers as the original, but:
A heavy emphasis will be placed on local, fresh California ingredients and wines. "San Francisco is famous for its food and fresh ingredients—we have every intention of embracing the local spirit," [Tavern COO Michael] Desiderio said. An executive chef has not been named.
Tavern bigwigs are hinting at other locations, as well. No word on whether the exterior of the Metreon will be bedecked in miles of string lighting. [via Eater S.F.]
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