Rambler hit its maximum funding goal and raised $150,000 from 131 investors! Rambler opened its doors October 13th and has garnered popular praise from media and customers alike. SF Weekly calls it “sexy” and their food has hit top lists, like their wood-grilled octopus and burger. Zagat provided a first look at Rambler’s food, which is rooted in Italian and American comfort cuisine, and their “impressive cocktail creations.”
Located a block from Union Square in the new Hotel Zeppelin, Rambler is reactivating this space that used to house Wolfgang Puck’s iconic Postrio restaurant (and taking advantage of its famous wood-fired pizza oven!). It’s a modern interpretation of a classic American restaurant or pub, with understated, elegant elements of the 1920’s Art Deco era. It is designed to attract local residents, tourists and office workers for breakfast and lunch by day and dinner and drinks in the evening. With its breadth of food and beverage menu options, Rambler is filling a niche in the restaurant, bar and hotel industry that does not exist in the neighborhood today. It’s bringing an inclusive, bohemian dining and drinking experience to the Union Square and theater district, embodying an old-world feel with a little bit of a rock n’ roll flair.
In addition to its own dining room and bar spaces, Rambler will provide all of the food and beverage to the entire hotel. This includes staffing the hotel lobby bar, catering on-site events and providing 24-hour room service for hotel guests. The team behind Hat Trick Hospitality Group developed the concept and will oversee the day-to-day operations of Rambler. Previously, this team of restaurateurs launched The Brixton in 2011, a uniquely American gastropub on Union Street, and followed up with a second project together in 2013 with the opening of Redford, also located in Union Square.
Investors in San Francisco now have a new connection with their city through Rambler. And investors from around the country have one more reason to visit San Francisco! Congrats to everyone who made this happen!