Friday, March 30, 2012
Hotel Biron – A Hotel? No! A Cosy Wine Bar in San Francisco, USA
San Francisco - and this should not come as a surprise - has quite a number of interesting wine bars. I have written about my favorite wine bars in San Francisco here: Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in San Francisco, USA. This posting focuses on one of them - Hotel Biron on Rose Street, behind Zuni Cafe.
Hotel Biron isn't actually a hotel; it is a wine bar on Rose Street, behind Zuni Café. The place is small, with the ambiance of a well-stocked wine cellar. If you want to order something, you have to get up and go to the bar.
Hotel Biron can be crowded in the post-work hours. After people drift home for the evening, the place opens up for a leg stretch and, of course, more wine.
Biron serves up a very nice list of wines, by the glass and by the bottle. Hotel Boron’s wine list includes about 80 wines by the bottle, from all over the world, including the US (15), France (15), Germany and Austria (5) New Zealand, South Africa and Australia (5), Italy (20), Spain and Portugal (15), and Argentina and Chile (5).
Price wise, many bottles are in the $30 to $60 range, with a 1985 Cantine del Castelllo Conti, Boca, for $150 the most expensive wine when I was there the last time.
About half of the wines are also served by the glass, with most wines in the $12 to $15 range.
A short menu that includes a cheese plate and an olive mix. You choose the cheeses from a small selection of cow's milk, goat and sheep varieties.
45 Rose Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 703-0403
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