Starting a new topic since I think (as suggested by the addition to the name) the food has gotten much better since some of the early reports.
I'm so into the wine that I often forget how great the food is. Went last week and had a great three-cheese plate ($20), nice hamachi crudo ($11), crispy pig's trotters with quail eggs ($12), a steak ($23), roasted asparagus ($6), and pot de creme ($7.50). That was pelnty of food for two and everything was delicious.
They also lay out the best spread of housemade charcuterie in town.
The selection of wines by the glass is one of the most interesting anywhere and there's always something I haven't had before, such the South African Viognier and a Thai 100% mangosteen dessert wine I had on this visit.
Cav Wine Bar
1666 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102