Former Vanessi’s Space on Nob Hill Becoming Osso Steakhouse

It's been a little bit of a cursed spot.
It's been a little bit of a cursed spot. Photo: Yelp

The space on the ground floor of the Gramercy Towers (1177 California Street at Jones), which was long ago home to Vanessi’s and which we noted last year was on the market, finally has a taker some eighteen months later. It’s becoming something called Osso Steakhouse, as we learn today on the liquor license wires, from Jerry Dal Bozzo, the man behind The Stinking Rose and the recently revamped Old Clam House. After the closing of Vanessi’s in 1997, the space in the shadow of Grace Cathedral has changed hands a number of times, and has been known as The Californian, Sparrow, Watergate, and Gramercy Grill. This new steakhouse is likely looking at a spring opening, but we’ll update you as we learn more solid details. [Earlier]