American. American classics tapping a down-home edge arrive true to form at Bar Johnny in San Francisco. Tasty, reasonably priced plates of chicken and waffles, pork sliders, garlic truffle fries, mac & cheese with bacon, and burgers are the reason this place is frequently packed with enthusiastic patrons pairing the fare with choices from the vast beer selection. Both late night dining and bottomless mimosa Sundays further bolster the popularity of this place.
The swank brown room welcomes you with a velvet curtained entranced, long bar and blonde wood walls. The densely placed tables line one wall and offer a full view of the minimalist bar and partially open kitchen.
After a quick perusal of the wine list, we started with a glass of the Salomon Undhof Grüner Veltliner and CL's Pinot Noir, which were presented with the added touch of being poured tableside. Headings on the wine list like Fast & Easy, Speak Unique, Earthy & Animalistic, and Talking Loud & Saying Something are an indication of the playful attitude toward both the food and wine.
- Excerpt from Tablespoon Great Food with No Fuss by Genevieve Robertson