DINING DIARY SF | AATXE / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of SF Chronicle

Image courtesy of SF Chronicle

Driven by Northern California’s seasonal market ingredients and inspired by Spanish tapas culture, Aatxe celebrates regional Spanish cuisine with a hint of Basque influence. Chef Ryan Pollnow and his team serve up share-worthy plates from behind the chef’s counter, bringing boldly beautiful dishes to tables across the intimate eatery alongside craft cocktails masterminded by a fleet of talented mixologists with a penchant for gin. 54 varieties populate the dedicated G&T menu, a seemingly overwhelming undertaking, but Pollnow’s staff makes choosing easy with expert guidance. For the indecisive, however, a $55 per person tasting menu takes the guesswork out of the equation, allowing for Chef and his team to drive the experience. Either way, there’s no going wrong. Contact your Attaché for reservations and menu picks.

2174 MARKET STREET, SAN FRANCISCO