Over the last decade or so, San Francisco restauranteur and bar impresario Scott Broccoli built a small empire of well-respected venues north of Market, including Dobbs Ferry Restaurant & Bar in Hayes Valley, and noted Yankees bar Aces in Nob Hill. His flagship venture, The Pub at Ghirardelli Square, is also rumored to be a preferred hangout for some of the city's hottest chefs looking for a low-key atmosphere post-shift. Now Scott wants you in on the fun.
Have you noticed Dobbs Ferry, the new, large, wrap-around restaurant on the corner of Hayes and Gough? The owners, Scott Broccoli and Danny Sterling, purchased the former Allegro restaurant and an adjacent kebab shop on Hayes, uniting them to create an expansive new neighborhood hangout with blue wainscoting, exposed brick walls and a huge avocado tree growing out of a closed interior patio area. Sure, the restaurant has reclaimed wood floors and a lot of the menu uses locally sourced ingredients, but they're not the type to mention it on the menu, or even in passing conversation for that matter.