Maven is one of San Francisco’s premier restaurant bars that pays equal mind to its menu and to its bar program. The restaurant sits on an unassuming corner in one of San Francisco’s most unassuming neighborhoods — the Lower Haight.
For those who don’t know, the Lower Haight could not be more different than its showy, better known sibling, the Upper Haight (sometimes called Haight-Ashbury, named after its very famous intersection). But for all that the Lower Haight seems to downplay, it’s home to hole-in-the-wall long-time local favorites for great food and great beer, like Rosamunde Sausage and Toronado.
The team behind Maven has deep ties to music — they studied it, played it, and danced to it. So while Maven is certainly more upscale than some of these long-standing establishments that are way more punk rock than anything else, Maven has found a way to play to the tune of the neighborhood, without feeling like a jarring chord that dropped onto the block out of nowhere.
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