Arrggh: Fifth Floor will shut for remodel/update [San Francisco]
Inside Scoop just reported that one of our long-time favs, Fifth Floor in the Hotel Palomar, closes up Jan 17th to be remodeled into a new small plates/cocktail concept. So far David Bazirgan is scheduled to stay, thank goodness:
re: Robert Lauriston
It has been very good since David took over the kitchen minus some issues with the promptness of their bar service. And David's food was great when he was at Chez Papa Resto before that, so if they are redoing the concept, I think it's more because of the challenges of finding a suitable concept for operating a restaurant on the 5th floor inside a hotel.
Honestly, the place felt very dated and cramped.
Plus they kept relaunching the happy hour specials every couple years, get some press for it, then discontinue even though they were still getting write ups for it.