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

Black Truffle Popcorn

chives

7

Bacon Wrapped Dates

arugula, cherry tomatoes

11

Marinated Olives

mediterranean herbs, citrus zest

7

 Spiced Marcona Almonds

7

Burrata

prosciutto, red radish, mint  agrumato

16

Spring Salad

Fifth Crow Farm baby lettuces, persian cucumber  manchego, oven dried tomatoes  kalamata olives, champagne vinaigrette

15

Ahi Tartare

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

18

Squash o’ rama

          roasted seasonal squash, pine nuts, balsamic reduction

10

Smoked Salmon Flatbread

lemon crème fraiche, red onion  capers, chives

17

Garden Flatbread

mozzarella, fontina, portobellini mushrooms, oven roasted tomatoes  zucchini, white corn, microgreens

15

Baked Polenta

ragù of sautéed spinach  mushrooms, zucchini & tomatoes  mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano

13

Gnocchi

house made ricotta gnocchi, dungeness crab, spicy tomato sauce, chives

17

Luscious Lentils

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

10

Grilled Cheese

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

14

Truffled Mac’n’Cheese

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

14

Asparagus Flatbread

mozzarella, housemade ricotta, meyer lemon, english peas

15

SWEETS

Butterscotch Pot de Crème

fudge drizzled butterscotch, chocolate cookie crumbles

9

Banana Bread

vanilla ice cream, espresso-bourbon caramel  crème anglaise

9

Chocolate Truffle Cake

            mexican chocolate, raspberry coulis                  chantilly cream

9

5pm to 7pm    Monday – Friday
30% off select wines by-the-glass

Marinated Olives

mediterranean herbs, citrus zest

5

Black Truffle Popcorn

chives

5

Baked Polenta

ragù of  sauteed spinach, mushrooms
zucchini, tomatoes, parmigiano-reggiano

7

Smoked Salmon Flatbread

lemon crème fraiche
red onion, capers, chives

13

Garden Flatbread

mozzarella, fontina
oven roasted tomatoes, zucchini
portobellini mushrooms, white corn, microgreens

10

Truffled Mac’n’Cheese

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

8

a selection of three    $20

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)

Goat

Humboldt Fog

(arcata, california)

Midnight Moon

(arcata, california)

Salumi

Hot Coppa

(molinari)

Soppressata

(molinari)

Country Paté

(nectar)

Saucisson a Champignon

(les trois)

Prosciutto

(parma)

Chorizo

(palacios)

Barolo Salami

(creminelli)

HAPPENINGS

Skylark Boys

SIPPIN’ WITH SKYLARK WINE COMPANY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016  /  6pm – 9pm

A unique opportunity to casually taste through their line-up and nibble on some hors d’oeuvres.

Purchase Tickets Now. Space is Limited

https://www.picatic.com/event14634510196996593

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Happy Hour

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

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Nectar Mondays

Who says Mondays give you the blues? Start your week on a high note and indulge in our signature flights at half the price!

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Bottle Shop

Everybody is considered a VIP in our establishment. We grant you access to purchase most of our wine at retail prices.

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Artist Series: Bryan Boutwell

Is anyone interested in featuring their talent? The engaging art which adorns our walls is for sale. We are always on the hunt for creative souls. Inquire within.

New Banquet

Nectar 2.0

A new banquette with matching high tops – perfect for group gatherings! This project enabled Chris to work on his carpentry skills whilst Leah battled the challenges of reupholstering. GO TEAM!

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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