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Et al. cafe / wine bar (Polk St.) [San Francisco]

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Tried this new Biondivino spinoff last night. It's small but as pretty a space as I've ever seen. Great interesting wines by the glass including a remarkable selection of Madieras. Great food prepped by Boulette's Larder and finished in the tiny kitchen. I had the best beef tartare I've had in the City since Jeanty at Jack's closed.

2255 Polk a couple of doors south of Green. Currently 5-11 daily but will expand to all day with cafe stuff in the mornings.

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  1. Awesome! I have been looking for a first report.
    Is it like Boulettes ladder? like one giant communal table? more of a store?

    Now Im really looking forward to the guys from Gather to take over REx

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    1. re: smatbrat

      Cafe-type setup. If I remember right there are two four-tops, five two-tops, and a communal table that might seat eight or so. I don't think there's any bar seating.

      Food service currently starts at 6:30.

    2. Sounds like the type of cozy place my wife and I gravitate toward. Thanks for sniffing it out. Please keeps us posted as things evolve.

      1. I had some wine here the other week. Wasn't aware it was a new place. Anyway, good service, and even some options of "orange" wines by the glass. Didn't try the food.

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