In fall 2013, chef April Bloomfield and partner Ken Friedman, along with chef/partner, Josh Even, took over the venerable Tosca Cafe in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, marking the du... Read more
In fall 2013, chef April Bloomfield and partner Ken Friedman, along with chef/partner, Josh Even, took over the venerable Tosca Cafe in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, marking the duo's first opening outside of New York City. Renovations to the now nearly 100-year-old space honor the charm and character maintained by former owner Jeannette Etheredge. In the kitchen, executive chef Josh Even, a veteran of Bloomfield and Friedman’s New York restaurants (including The Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory Oyster Bar), works together with Bloomfield to craft an Italian-inspired menu informed by the rhythm of the seasons and unparalleled Bay Area produce. Dishes are comforting, a reflection of Even's childhood growing up on Long Island in an Italian-American community, and refined through pristine ingredients and execution. Given Tosca’s history as a bar, cocktails are a focus with classic and seasonal offerings, as well as an homage to Tosca's famous house cappuccino, a holdover from Prohibition times made with chocolate, steamed milk and a shot of brandy. An impressive wine list spotlights Italian varietals and new and old school California vintages. Since opening, Tosca has garnered critical acclaim from The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle, where it was awarded three glowing stars in May 2014 and, again, in July 2016. Tosca was also recognized as one of Bon Appétit and Esquire magazines’ top ten best new restaurants in 2014.
242 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Hours: 5pm-2am daily
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