Left Bank, West Coast
A casually sophisticated take on dining, imported from Paris, finds a storied and fitting home in San Francisco.
L’espirit de Paris
When restaurateurs Michael and Lindsay Tusk, the celebrated duo behind Quince and Cotogna, envisioned bringing a new style of dining to San Francisco, Jensen helped transform a Gold Rush-era building into the prefect setting. With Verjus, the Tusks introduce the city to the convivial, spontaneous spirit of the cave á manger, Paris’s contemporary take on urban European traditions of bistronomie—the pintxos bars of San Sebastián and Venice’s cicchetterias. A place where guests drop in to enjoy a glass of wine and simple French fare—often standing at the bar—Verjus defies conventional restaurant plans.