Had an epic dinner at 1300 last night and I strongly recommend this place to fellow SF foodies. We had six people and ate just about every item on the menu. The Southern exposed fried chicken, the BBQ shrimp and grits, the foie gras tourchon with huckleberry jam and the desserts were our favorite parts of the meal although there really wasn't much of a weak link. The room is flat out incredible, evoking a Jazzy-American feel with big leather couches and roomy accommodations. We met the owner, the chef, and the manager Tony Elum (who I recognized from his days at Frascatti) and all of them were so charming and welcoming. The wine list is downright affordable and delicious. And I really can't say enough about the service - our waiter, Adam G., was professional and knowledgeable and really seemed to celebrate what the restaurant had to offer. I really can't say enough about "Ace's" service. It's so nice to see this neighborhood turning around. I'd recommend that everyone go here before November 28th when Yoshi's moves in next door and it's officially impossible to get a prime time reservation at 1300.
So damn yummy.