ABOUT

At San Francisco’s Nectar Wine Lounge, our seasonal fare provides the perfect pairing for our diverse collection of wines from all corners of the world. The Nectar experience doesn’t end there –
if you discover a wine that seduces your taste buds, purchase a bottle (or two) to take away.
The majority of our selections are available for retail.

Nectar was the first wine bar in the Marina and continues to hold the title as one of the oldest in the city. In most of the local watering holes, wine is not a priority. Grape enthusiasts deserve a place where an eclectic array of noteworthy selections is there for the taking.

Since 2004, Nectar has welcomed neighbors, travelers, connoisseurs and newcomers alike; a comfortable oasis for wine and food appreciation. Set the mood with a candle laden room, old school jams and the backdrop of a movie marathon projected on our wall. Bringing the definition of lounging to life.

Swirl. Sip. Savor. Shop.

OUR TEAM

CHRISTOPHER POTTER & LEAH LIDSKY

Owner Christopher Potter is a certified Sommelier, who believes that wine is a lifestyle which should be enjoyed often and by everyone. His comrade in consumption, Leah Lidsky, has an extensive background in food and wine. Prior to coming on board at Nectar, she was a partner at luella, a long-time neighborhood favorite in Russian Hill. Her passion is fueled by self-taught knowledge and a commitment to all things bubbly.

Industry veterans, their past toils have included Boulevard, Fifth Floor and RN74 – just to name a few. In 2014, they joined forces to reinvigorate the Nectar experience with an educated palate and a smile. The result? Innovative food and wine pairings, signature flights, tantalizing wine descriptions and an upbeat yet casual atmosphere. Chris, Leah and their family of wine geeks are prepared to host a range of gatherings with a sense of humor and accommodating service.

WINE/FOOD

WINES

Our selections are predominantly from small producers and independently owned wineries. This is not to say our list doesn’t represent any mainstream labels. But we embrace the opportunity to showcase some spectacular juice that may otherwise be overlooked. Wine-making is constantly evolving and challenging peoples’ perception about wine. We are continually tasting and changing our list to share as many standouts as possible. Abandon preconceptions and open your mouth, taste buds and mind. Raise a glass with us – discover how vast the wine world is and the variation it has to offer.

FOOD

Hungry? Kick it up a notch and complement your tasting with some edibles from our kitchen. We may not have studied at Le Cordon Bleu but we follow suit in utilizing fresh, sustainable and organic products. No microwaves here!  Creative, approachable dishes are made to order and inspired by Mother Nature and her seasons.  As we all know, food makes everything better.

  Our perspective will hopefully provide some sass and whimsy in an often overly serious genre…

by-the-glass
bottle list

SAVORY

White Truffle Popcorn

chives

7

Bacon Wrapped Dates

arugula, cherry tomatoes

11

Marinated Olives

mediterranean herbs, citrus zest

7

 Spiced Marcona Almonds

7

Heirloom Tomato Salad

lemon cucumber, peaches, prosciutto crisps, agrumato

15

Mixed Lettuce Salad

baby & butter lettuces, oven dried tomatoes, persian cucumber manchego, kalamata olives champagne vinaigrette

15

Ahi Tartare

ginger, cilantro, jalapeño, sesame oil, soy vinaigrette wrapped in cucumber

18

Burrata

prosciutto, red radish, mint  lemon olive oil

17

Smoked Salmon Flatbread

lemon crème fraiche, red onion  capers, chives

19

Garden Flatbread

mozzarella, fontina, portobellini mushrooms oven roasted tomatoes  zucchini, red bell peppers

16

Veggie-rama

carrots, spring squash, radishes, balsamic reduction 

11

Farro Salad

yellow beets, watermelon radish,baby carrots house made ricotta basil

13

Luscious Lentils

     shiitake mushrooms, potatoes carrots, bacon,  arugula, persian cucumber, queso fresco

11

Grilled Cheese

 house-made rosemary sourdough guacamole  crispy prosciutto mozzarella & pickled vegetables

15

Truffled Mac’n’Cheese

   gorgonzola, goat & parmigiano-reggiano cheeses, bacon, bread crumbs, black truffle oil

14

Baked Polenta

ragù of sautéed braising greens, mushrooms zucchini, bell peppers & tomatoes mozzarella parmigiano-reggiano

14

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SWEETS

Butterscotch Pot de Crème

fudge drizzled butterscotch, chocolate cookie crumbles

9

Banana Bread

vanilla ice cream, espresso-bourbon caramel  crème anglaise

9

Apple & Blackberry Frangipane Galette

chantilly cream

9

5pm to 7pm    Everyday
30% off select wines by-the-glass

Marinated Olives

mediterranean herbs, citrus zest

5

Black Truffle Popcorn

chives

5

Baked Polenta

ragù of  sauteed braising greens, mushrooms
zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, parmigiano-reggiano

8

Smoked Salmon Flatbread

lemon crème fraiche
red onion, capers, chives

15

Garden Flatbread

mozzarella, fontina, oven roasted tomatoes zucchini, portobellini mushrooms, red bell peppers

12

Truffled Mac’n’Cheese

gorgonzola, goat
parmigiano-reggiano cheeses
bacon, bread crumbs, black truffle oil

8

a selection of three    $22

each additional selection    $7

mix & match

Cow

Saint Nectaire

(fournois, france)

Brillat Savarin

(normandy, france)

Cashel

(tipperary, ireland)

Sheep

Manchego

(la mancha, spain)

P’tit Basque

(basque, france)

Castelbelbo

(piedmont, italy)

truffle pecorino

(sardinia, italy)

Goat

Humboldt Fog

(arcata, california)

Midnight Moon

(arcata, california)

Salumi

Hot Coppa

(molinari)

Soppressata

(molinari)

Saucisson a Champignon

(les trois)

Prosciutto

(parma)

Chorizo

(palacios)

Barolo Salami

(creminelli)

HAPPENINGS

Nectar Sundays

 

Extend the weekend with 50% OFF bottles consumed on-premise from our wine-by-the glass program.  5pm – 10pm

 

Happy Hour

Join us everyday from 5-7 pm, for our version of a ‘good time’. 30% off select wines and specials on nibbles.

Nectar Mondays

Who says Mondays give you the blues? Start your week on a high note and indulge in our signature flights at 50% OFF all night!

Bottle Shop

Extra! Extra! Wine for Sale!

Got Wine? So many soirees and not enough time. Make sure the cellar is stocked for all your festivities!

Feeling indecisive? Taste before you buy!

Artist Series: Jessica Slaymaker

http://www.jessicaslaymakerart.com/

We are honored and excited to be featuring the work of Jessica Slaymaker. She currently resides in the East Bay where she crafts beautifully unique, vibrant artwork utilizing epoxy resin. All art is available for purchase.

Sonoma Strong

Our friendship started with Gundlach Bundschu winery in 1998 –http://www.gunbun.com/  

A champion of all things wine with a sense of humor and ‘life’s a party’ attitude to boot!  Gundlach Bundschu introduced us to La Luz  http://www.laluzcenter.org/    

A champion of all things community focusing on guiding immigrants in their pursuit of stability and prosperity.

Nectar is donating 50% proceeds of 2016 Gundlach Bundschu Gewürztraminer to La Luz. People supporting People – it starts with just one glass of wine.

Private Events

No one needs an excuse to host an event. Don’t hesitate to contact us for information on how we can customize your affair. From wine tastings, networking mixers to corporate cocktail parties and wedding receptions - we can do it!
For more information, please contact Leah Lidsky via the event inquiry form or at (415) 345-1377.
Let’s get this party started!


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