We were headed to the Orpheum and needed to grab dinner before the show at 8 pm. Corridor is located at 100 Van Ness in San Francisco, just a 8-minute walk. They have a small restaurant on the 2nd floor, overlooking the bar.
Happy Hour is 3-6 pm daily and all draft beer, wine and cocktails are $5. You can order at your table but beware that the Happy Hour price applies to when the drink is served and not when you order it. In addition, you have to finish one drink before you can get another at the Happy Hour price.
My sister ordered the Sip, Sip, Gulp--Dolin Blanc, Sherry, Grapefruit, on the rocks. I thought this was okay. Not enough grapefruit flavor.
Stone's Throw Pimms--Vermouth, Lime, Ginger Beer, on the Rocks. I liked this better than the Sip, Sip, Gulp but it also needed more flavor--in this case, ginger.
Monkey Bread--$6. Pull-apart bread with cheddar cheese, chive oil, basil aioli. This is smaller than it looks--enough for 2 people, 3 people if you want just a couple pieces. I was looking forward to this but was a little disappointed because it was so greasy.
Spicy Meatballs--$10. Tomato-braised, parmesan, focaccia croutons, rosemary. This was very good--the meatballs were nice and spicy. This appetizer feeds 3.
French Onion Soup--$9. Braised beef short rib, Gruyere crostini. This was enough for dinner. It was hearty with the short rib. The broth could have been improved with a deeper flavor.
Crispy Duck Confit and Chicories--$16. Slow poached egg, Marcona almonds, fines herbs, Asian pears. This was a big salad, loaded with duck. This was also enough for dinner.
Garganelli Bolognese--$16. Burrata, basil, Calabrian chili. This was disappointing. It was a relatively small portion and the pasta was overcooked.
Half Roast Chicken--$19. Potato puree, braised root vegetables, roasted garlic jus. This was easily the best dish of the night. The chicken was moist but the skin was crispy. It had good flavor.
Leek Bread Pudding--$6. Raclette cheese, caramelized onions. This was disappointing. It used the same sauce as the French onion soup and it was swimming in too much cheese.
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