The Bear & Monarch
Explore San Francisco's culinary traditions
Announcing the opening of The Bear & Monarch, Loews Regency San Francisco Hotel’s new restaurant and bar. Featuring approachable and rustic fare, the cuisine focuses on locally sourced ingredients, strong flavors, and several house-made specialties. Adding to a robust menu full of fresh vegetables, seafood, and hearty pastas, is the dry-aged program, offering a 16-ounce New York Strip and a 32-ounce côte de bœuf, both aged 108 days. Not to be outdone, the cocktail menu packs a punch of its own, with standouts like signature drink “The Bear,” combining sweet vermouth with a walnut and golden raisin infused Bulleit Rye.
Much like The Bear & Monarch’s menu, the restaurant design draws inspiration from San Francisco itself, and gives subtle nods to the city’s Gold Rush and maritime history. The industrial yet sophisticated space is characteristically dark and moody, evoking an elevated, modern day tavern. For intimate events, a private dining area is also available and seats up to 30 people. The hotel’s bar, a long-standing local favorite, has been transformed as well, with a walnut wood bar top and stools made of black velvet and custom gold print.