The guys from Hi Neighbor Restaurant Group (Stones Throw, Trestle) just opened their latest project in the base of the 100 Van Ness tower on Tuesday evening, and it's called Corridor. Kind of along the lines of Little Gem in Hayes Valley, they're aiming for above-average lunch and dinner fare for the weeknight crowd in a counter-service setting as partner Ryan Cole tells Inside Scoop, they're calling the model "fast fine dining." Unlike at Little Gem, where the menu is gluten- and dairy-free and mostly healthful, the items here tend toward heartier, more comforting stuff like a savory shareable monkey bread, bolognese pasta taken from the Trestle menu, lasagna, and a chicken parm sandwich. (See the full food menu below.)
Corridor joins the already open Corridor Café next door, which has been serving coffee and pastries to the 'hood for a few months now.
Entrées top out at $28 for a Saturday night steak frites special, and mostly hover around the $20 mark, including a selection of "square meals" like a burger, a veggie pot pie, and a half roast chicken that come with two sides included.
Also, unlike other fast-casual spots, they're trying out something slightly different here in which diners don't pay their checks up front, but open a tab at the counter and then pay traditionally at the table leaving open the option of ordering more drinks, sides, or dessert. The idea, hopefully, cuts down on labor costs while still maintaining the "touch-points of service" you'd expect from a regular restaurant.
Corridor will accept limited reservations but will primarily be first-come, first-serve.
A dish popular at Trestle: garganelli Bolognese with burrata and Calabrian chile. Photo: Cherylynn N./Yelp
Corridor - 100 Van Ness near Market - Open for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.