San Francisco celebrity owned restaurants are plentiful. Directors, actor, singers, chefs, and many other famous celebrities own or are partial owners to several well-known restaurants in the San Francisco area. The celebrities have added their personal touches to the menu and the décor to make your visit extraordinary.
Café Zoetrope is located at 916 Kearny Street and offers fantastic Italian cuisine. Film Director Francis Ford Coppola ensures the details are perfect for your visit. He is one of the few celebrities that work with the chefs to show them how he wants the dishes to look. Café Zoetrope is located in the Sentinel Building which provides a very welcoming and warm atmosphere. The Café is boasted in reviews as being one of the restaurants serving homemade Italian cuisine. Coppola owns Café Rosso & Brianco in Palo Alto.
Paul Newman and Chef Michel Nischan collaborated and opened The Dressing Room: A Homegrown Restaurant. Even though Paul is now gone, celebrity owned restaurant, located on the grounds of the Westport County Playhouse, some of the profits help to support the theater.
Drew Nieporent and the Myriad Group own Rubicon located at 558 Sacramento Street. It was recently published in the San Francisco Business Times (Friday August 7, 2009 issue) that Food Network star chef Tyler Florence signed a lease agreement for the Rubicon space and will be opening Wayfare Tavern in that location. Wayfare Tavern will hopefully be open in December of 2009 and it is planned that the space will have a Barbary Coast theme. Entrees will range from $20 to $32. Plans also include a billiard room replacing the old upstairs dining room and a wine parlor, circa 1906, will be turned into a private wine room.
Chef Paul Piscopo (first American chef to win Iron Chef) owns and operates one of San Francisco’s finest celebrity owned restaurants, XYZ. XYZ is housed in the W Hotel located at 181 3rd Street. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served. When enjoying a meal at XYZ, be prepared for an average of $50 per person. The cuisine is seasonal Californian.
Nopais owned by Celebrity Chef Laurence Jossel. Urban rustic food is served along with a large selection of wines. Nopa is located at 560 Divisadero St at Hayes Street in San Francisco. The most popular dish at Nopa’s is the full-fat shoulder pork chop. The wines served while enjoying the atmosphere are southern Mediterranean. Average price per person to dine at Nopa’s would run between $35 and $39.
San Francisco celebrity owned restaurants include Jardinière located at 300 Grove Street. This French and Californian cuisine restaurant is owned by (Iron Chef Contender) Chef Traci Des Jardins. Executive Chef Craig Patzer and Chef de Cuisine Reylon Agustin help to prepare the excellent meal served. Jardinière’swine list is exquisite.
Looking strictly for a French restaurant in the San Francisco area, then look no further. Masa’s Restaurant never has the same menu, nightly Chef Gregory Short changes the main dishes. This superb white-table clothed San Francisco celebrity owned restaurant is located just north of Union Square on Nob Hill at 648 Bush Street.
Acclaimed chef Hubert Keller owns and operates Fleur de Lys in San Francisco and Las Vegas. Fleur de Lys offers a contemporary French menu that has a slight Mediterranean accent to the cuisine. It is located at 777 Sutter Street in San Francisco.
Coi Restaurant is located at 373 Broadway with celebrity chef Daniel Patterson behind the grill. One of San Francisco’s celebrity owned restaurants, Coi Restaurant offers contemporary American cuisine. The atmosphere is eloquent especially when you are sitting and sipping a glass of wine while you wait for your meal. The website is hard to navigate though, so if you want the true feel of Coi Restaurant, visiting in person is the way to go.
Best San Francisco chef and best California Chef Michael Mina owns and operates Michael Mina Restaurant located at 335 Powell Street. Reservations are required as this restaurant only serves dinner with the lounge doors opening at 5:00 pm and the main doors for dinner opening at 5:30 pm. Closing hours vary depending on the night and the amount of customers.
There is several San Francisco celebrity owned restaurants that encompass the city of San Francisco and surrounding area. Many restaurants have silent partners who are celebrities so it’s hard to tell which restaurants aren’t owned or at least partially owned by the rich and famous. No matter what San Francisco restaurant you visit, enjoy the food and the atmosphere.