Gibson, New Fire-Focused Bar & Restaurant Is Fired Up At Hotel Bijou
SF Eater calls Gibson, the new fire-focused restaurant at Hotel Bijou, a glam art deco throwback. Chef Robin Song, formerly of Hog & Rocks and Central Kitchen, is before the hearth at the bar and lounge restaurant. Song tells Eater SF he wants “to do away with too much stuffy service, making a tasting-menu worthy meal more approachable, shorter, and more fun.” The menu is mostly sharable, and hands on.
Cocktails are from beverage director Adam Chapman, and wines from Mark Nevin of Tofino Wines. Savory ingredients are a big component of the cocktails, which include a “fermented French 75,” with gin, citrus oil, verbena, and Champagne, and “Sea,” a concoction of nori gin, liquid kelp, sake, and sea beans.
Gibson is open at Hotel Bijou (Mason at Eddy) Monday to Sunday 5:30pm-10:30pm