Step Inside Bottle Cap, Now Open in North Beach

The new restaurant in the former Washington Square Bar & Grill space at 1707 Powell, Bottle Cap, swung open its doors for a soft opening over the weekend. Tomorrow they open for real on a full lunch-and-dinner schedule from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Chef-owner Dane Boryta (formerly of Sens) and chef de cuisine Matt Sullivan (formerly of Blue Plate) are doing a menu of hearty, New American/California fare (see menu below). And in the bar, Bourbon & Branch alum Pete Gowdy is mixing up a host of classic cocktails and twists on classics, including a Modern Negroni. Also, as you can see from our slideshow, they’ve kept most of the wood in the well-used bar area intact, but otherwise brightened up the space with wallpaper, paint, and bright turquoise tabletops. Also note that brunch kicks off this Saturday.

Below, the full food menu. Further below, click the button to see the slideshow.


Sea Scallops
fava bean succotash

Gulf Prawn Cocktail
avocado, green zebra tomatoes, watermelon radish, cucumber

Lamb Ribs
bourbon glaze, eggplant puree

Heirloom Tomatoes
crispy cured pork belly, arugula, buttermilk sauce, croutons

Sweet Gems & Treviso Salad
melon, fennel, mint, seascape cheese, ver jus

Mushroom Soup
creamed white corn
crispy shallots

Green Salad
barley, summer squash, green olives, yellow pear tomatoes

Grilled Nectarines
warm goat cheese

Fried Chicken Thigh
chipotle & date BBQ sauce


Humboldt Burger
san joaquin gold cheese,
smoky onions, grain mustard aioli

Roast Turkey Sandwich
red onion marmalade, emmental cheese, pan gravy

Grilled Cheese
wagon wheel cheese, tomato soup

mushroom & carmody cheese filling, pearl onion broth, red cabbage


Chicken in Pastry
english peas, carrots, celery, potatoes, tarragon

Flat Iron Steak
golden tomato & herb salad, smashed marble potatoes

Local Halibut
roasted pepper & ginger relish, wild rice and chick peas

Pork Chop
sweet chili glaze, cheesy shells, romano beans

Castroville Artichokes
spigarello kale, cranberry beans, preserved garlic oil


French Fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Grilled Rapini
Fresh Cranberry Beans


Butterscotch Pudding
toffee, cream, lace cookie

Summer Berry Pie

Chocolate Brownie
salted praline ice cream, caramel

Cookie Plate

ice cream or sorbet

Bottle Cap - 1707 Powell Street - 415.529.2237 - Regular hours, beginning July 12: Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Barman Pete Gowdy.
The Old WashBag’s bar and foot rail remain intact.
Step Inside Bottle Cap, Now Open in North Beach