Redford: New Haute Spot Invokes Classic Americana

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The Bar at Redford      Source: sf.eater
The Bar at Redford Source: sf.eater

Move over, Ambassador.  Redford is here.

The brand spanking new bar and eatery in the Tenderloin – near the Clift and just steps away from the downtown beat – the has taken over the former Ambassador digs.

With their grand opening just behind them on Friday, June 7, the new establishment has already breathed new life into the neighborhood.

Owners Hugo Gamboa, Adam Snyder, and Justin Roja (Gamboa and Snyder also own The Brixton in Cow Hollow) are thrilled to bring an inviting option for drinks, eats and lounging that can hold its own among the likes of 620 Jones, Rye and Bourban & Branch.

So what’s different about Redford?

600486_10151598209704731_33829586_nLet’s start with the ambiance.  Redford’s approachable space, designed by Parisa O’Connell, gives nod to classic Americana.  A vintage flag hangs above the upstairs bar, an old tractor wheel sits behind the downstairs bar and exposed brick walls and rich dark wood booths are sure to make guest swell up with American pride.

Bar manager Luke Shifflette offers whiskey boards that includes four shots of whiskey.  And if you’ve never heard of whiskey and wine pairings (yes, they know their whiskey, but they also know their wine), then it’s time to try something new.  Not to mention, Redford brings some very cool twists on classic cocktails, as well as a thorough beer offering.  All this from 5pm to 2am, 7 days a week.

But this is more than just a watering hole. Expect a completely fresh offering that includes a full kitchen and a super welcoming atmosphere. This is the kind of place you can walk in for happy hour, chow down on a full dinner, and stay for the nightlife.

603021_10151598210144731_830732168_nAnd speaking of the full kitchen, food at Redford is not exclusive to bar bites. We’re talking a full, well-thought out menu that includes American classics alongside a range of choices for healthy eats, making this place a shoe-in for a stand-alone dinner. Another rarity in SF:  the menu is available until 11pm.

Redford, nice to meet you.  Looking forward to a long relationship!


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