Proper Hotel’s Villon a culinary oasis for Mid-Market

SF Chronicle's food critic, Michael Bauer writes:

The area around the Proper Hotel and its restaurant Villon is an urban checkerboard: New bike shops and bars stand next to boarded and graffiti-covered storefronts. Animated patrons chat on the sidewalk in front of a recently redone event space, while people across the street slump with all their possessions at their feet.

Villon, at the juncture of Market, Seventh and McAllister streets, is an oasis. Diners enter a lobby of the recently opened hotel with its modern, eclectic design by Kelly Wearstler, known for her personal and sometimes quirky looks. The restaurant, with its lounge spilling out into the lobby, has a jubilant vibe.

Read the full review here.

In related news, SF Weekly's Peter Lawrence Kane gives his take on the Proper's rooftop bar, Charmaine's, by asking the question:  Why Did It Take So Long to Get a Rooftop Bar This Cool?