Lazy Bear Est. 2014

3416 19th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

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A communal dining experience with a dinner party atmosphere gives you the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
Lazy Bear is in part a performance; each course begins with an insightful introduction by the chef; educating guests on where the products are sourced, the inspirations, and techniques behind every dish. Walk right up to the kitchen to take photos and ask the chefs questions as they prepare the next course.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
No View
Style
Elegant
Mid-Century Modern
Retro
Sophisticated
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Product Launch
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

FINE DINING EXPERIENCES

We specialize in creating multi-sensory fine dining events; it is our mission to create new and unique fine dining experiences that evoke some of the greatest shared food experiences--social, engaging, and celebratory--with cuisine and hospitality at the highest levels.

The mid-century modern Americana style restaurant features 24 ft high ceilings, long communal dining tables and a cozy Mezzanine overlooking the open kitchen where chefs take center stage. Lazy Bear is in part a performance; each course begins with an insightful introduction by the chef; educating guests on where the products are sourced, the inspirations, and techniques behind every dish. Walk right up to the kitchen to take photos and ask the chefs questions as they prepare the next course. A communal dining experience with a dinner party atmosphere gives you the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $250 to $500

Additional Charges

Catering, alcohol, and beverages, set up, management, linens, furniture, flowers, and candles are all provided. The fee includes everything you need for your fine dining experience.

+20% service charge applies to all fee and charges

+8.5% sales tax on all charges including service charge

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
56
Buffet
N/A
Standing
90
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Ask for more butter! This is unlike any other butter you’ve had; the real star of the show, this is our very special cultured butter. Made from our own culture that we’ve been developing for five years. 

Speak to our event manager about creating a dish exclusively for your event, it can be inspired by your client's favorite flavors or inspired by a celebration!

Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

A personal greeting at the door welcomes you into the dinner party. Your guests are met with our seasonal house-punch followed by a cocktail hour with snacks, giving you the opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Hors d'oeuvres are followed by a seasonal multi-course tasting menu in the dining room. Served at communal tables, our chefs provide insightful introductions to each course, highlighting the inspirations, techniques and the amazing producers we’re lucky to work with. The best part? Your guests are encouraged to visit the entirely open kitchen throughout the event.  The unique environment at Lazy Bear offers an opportunity for guests to experience a range of different tastes while thoroughly immersing themselves in the sociable atmosphere of our dinner party.

FLAVORS

Our food is modern American with flavors that are intrinsically delicious and familiar, with technical renderings of memorable dishes and whimsical references throughout. The concept for each dish is deeply-rooted in childhood food memories, while simultaneously highlighting the Bay Area. 

Not to be out shined by the unique dining experience, the cuisine steals the show – with specially sourced produce, and products painstakingly researched and prepared in-house. Our chefs passionately capture ingredients at their ephemeral peak, including foraging daily in the Bay Area and diving for local seaweeds.

BEVERAGE PLAN

No two beverage plans are the same. We curate a beverage menu to complement your seasonal tasting menu with a selection of wine and beverages from local and international producers. Our Beverage Director will personally work with you to select wines and beverages; including cocktails, spirits, beer, non-alcoholic beverages, coffee, tea and dessert wine.

Design:

Designed by Chef David Barzelay, our long communal dining tables are made from two cuts of the same American Elm tree. The dining room is framed by Shou Sugi Ban treated charcoal walls and crowned with a Manzanita branch installation. The playful yet sophisticated space references Barzelay’s love of mid-century Americana; finished with nostalgic touches, boy scout-era décor, rustic materials, vintage glassware, antique crystal decanters, and quirky throw-back decorations. 

The infamous Scenes from Yosemite was commissioned by local artist, Amos, a line-drawer, muralist, and street peddler based in San Francisco. Amos created Scenes from Yosemite, a 22ft long mural which runs the length of the dining room with lines of gray and charcoal, and features a bear hidden amongst the scenery.

Standout Venue Features:

Lazy Bear is in part a performance; our chefs introduce each course as it’s served to all the guests in the dining room. We encourage you to not only talk to each other but to talk to us! Walk right up to the kitchen to take photos and ask the chefs questions as they prepare the next course.

The beverage program is led by Beverage Director, Matt Dulle, and a team of certified sommeliers on hand to discuss flavor profiles, grapes, and regions with your guests personally. Matt is passionate about working with innovative producers and sourcing unique products from around the world. The program features rare spirits, small batch, and very allocated products including Champagne and whiskey bottled exclusively for Lazy Bear.  

The bar program is led by Bar Director, Nicolas Torres and his team of world competitive bartenders who can match cocktails based on personal preferences or create craft cocktails to suit individual tastes. Nicolas favors transparent producers evident in his program which highlights both wild and farmed local produce alongside rare, unique, and small-batch spirits.

Extra Perks:
All events include:

•   Seasonal multi-course tasting menu

•   Curated beverage menu for the duration of your event; including wines, selection of spirits and cocktails, beer, non-alcoholics, dessert wine, coffee, and tea

•   Personalized menu booklet memento

•   Table floral arrangements featuring seasonal blooms and candles  

•   Event coordinator to guide and assist you throughout the planning process

•   Event management services day of, so you can relax and enjoy the party

•   All furniture; including the iconic Fiberglass Shell Chair; one of the most important designs of the twentieth century

•   American Elm dining tables cut from the same tree which can be separated into 4 smaller dining tables

•   All linen, flatware, dinnerware and vintage glassware

•   Everything you need for a fine dining experience!
Awards & Notables

The restaurant has garnered a rare opening 3.5-star review from the San Francisco Chronicle, a James Beard nomination for Best New Restaurant, was one of Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants, and many other accolades. Chef David was named a Food & Wine Best New Chef, the National Restaurant Association Innovator of the Year, and a StarChefs Rising Star Chef. In its first year of eligibility, Lazy Bear received a Michelin star. In its second, it was awarded two Michelin stars.

Real Gatherings
This Outdoor-Inspired Restaurant Hosts the Ultimate Dinner Party Every Night
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Lazy Bear

3416 19th Street, San Francisco, CA, United States

What happens when you gather friends and strangers over a stunning live wood edge table for an unforgettable dinner party? We were invited to Lazy Bear, San Francisco’s finest outdoor-inspired restaurant, to meet the team that brings the vision to life and experience the party for ourselves. Lazy Bear is know as one of the best communal dining experiences in the nation, which we immersed ourselves in, but what you may not know is that you can also rent this venue exclusively. 


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