Union Square has a new addition to its collection of outstanding restaurants with the opening of Rambler. Rambler opened its doors last week at 545 Post Street, the same space that Wolfgang Puck's Postrio restaurant used to call home.
Though it has its own contemporary style, Rambler draws some inspiration from its predecessor. Wolfgang Puck's original pizza oven still exists in the building, which is used by chef Robert Leva for wood fired pizzas.
Chef Leva (formerly of Salt House, Redd and Auberge du Soleil) has a unique Californian style of cooking. His Italian influence is also brought out in many dishes. Chef Leva uses all high-quality, locally sourced ingredients (which we love here at W San Francisco). Picture charred little gems and broccoli with anchovy and manchego dressing, pickled chilies, and walnut croutons (drooling), or the Kurobuta pork chop with braised red cabbage and pickled mustard seed.
The cocktail menu will make your mouth water just as much as the food. Bar Manager Simone Mims, from Rich Table and Foreign Cinema, crafted a roster of innovative cocktails that use fresh-pressed juices and house-made tinctures. One of my favorites is Grape Expectations - Singani 63, Pierre Ferrand dry curacao, concord grapes, and tarragon. And who doesn't love a good pun?
545 Post Street
San Francisco, CA
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