Black Cat is located in the heart of San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, the historic arts and entertainment district once home to great supper clubs and fabled live jazz venues such as Blackhawk. Tapping into that legacy, Black Cat is a refined social dining experience featuring a modern American supper club menu. Chef Alicia Jenish-Mc Carron has created delicious and satisfying plates meant to be shared amongst great company. Whether stopping by for a quick bite or indulging in one of everything with a large group – our menu features a range of items to suit every dining scenario. Our talented bar team provides our vivacious cocktail program, serving up a mix of classic cocktails and seasonal signatures, all artfully executed. Our 90-plus-bottle wine list, curated by General Manager and Beverage Director Zach Pace, highlights international and artisanal varietals including unique grower-producer champagnes, at an approachable price point.
Founding Partner Fritz Quattlebaum was inspired from the get-go by the historic space and vibrant surrounding neighborhood, immediately recognizing they had unearthed an architectural gem unlike anything in San Francisco. On his first visit to the space Fritz was drawn to the name “Black Cat”, not knowing that a fabled San Francisco supper and jazz club by the same name existed two blocks away more than a century ago. The bi-level interior, thoughtfully designed by Craige Walters, brings a timeless grit-meets-glam aesthetic, featuring blackened exposed brick walls, photo murals, lush antique velvet, distressed leather and vintage gold finishes. The sexy lighting and intimate nooks create a seductive atmosphere, while contrasting visual touches encourage a sense of discovery with every visit. The intimate stage’s close proximity to the dining room creates a San Francisco live jazz experience unlike any other.
Black Cat is open seven days a week, with dinner served nightly from 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. The last reservation for the evening is offered at midnight. Happy hour takes place upstairs from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and late night bites are available 10:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Downstairs@Black Cat features nightly live jazz, designed to surprise and delight our guests. Black Cat embodies the original irreverent spirit of the Tenderloin and offer something for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you!