The latest in a steady of stream of projects that are transforming the mid-Market corridor has arrived, and it's called The Hall. It's a multi-faceted food hall with its own beer-and-wine bar that's just debuting today on Market Street in what used to be Hollywood Billiards and the L.A. Gals strip joint, between 6th and 7th. As reported earlier, it's a big project that came together pretty quickly from vintner and entrepreneur Ted Wilson and restaurateur Scott Peterson who teamed with the development team that's planning to demolish this building within two years to create a semi-temporary concept to help enliven the block ahead of the actual construction project.
As Wilson recently told Inside Scoop, "Our hope is we give reprieve to those folks who are boxed up in these offices who will supply you everything," meaning the Facebook and Twitter and startup employees in nearby SoMa. The space has a cool warehouse feel, kind of like old-school SoMa, with double-height ceilings, string lights, and funky decor including a wall of reclaimed wooden doors. Natural light streams in from big windows on Market Street something this space hasn't seen in decades and food offerings include Vietnamese from truck operators Little Green Cyclo; meaty dishes and salads from The Whole Beast; Raj + Singh, and Indian concept which will include vegetarian and vegan fare; and Cassia, a Moroccan-Peruvian fusion concept from the people behind the Fuki food truck; a coffee-and-pastry spot called Dignitá; and a Southern-style seafood restaurant and raw bar with an attached wine shop by Wilson and Peterson, after their Off the Grid concept Fine & Rare. The bar is backed by Anchor Brewing, and serves both beer and wine from their portfolio.
Today we bring you pictures, and the place is open as we speak for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the bar open until 11 p.m. And, as Eater notes, an initial happy hour at 5 p.m. will feature a dim-sum cart roving the space with offerings from all the vendors for $5 each.
The Hall - 1028 Market Street, between Jones and Taylor (6th and 7th) - 415-558-8293