I just saw a special on the Food Network about restaurant images and learned that the rumors about the Redwood Room were true. They ruined it?
They took the perfect hotel bar and made it boring and modern looking like everything else? Are there any great hotel bars left in the city?
It's been a couple of years since I've had a chance to visit SF, but I always went to the Redwood Room. It's like going to the Algonquin in New York for a drink--a reminder that there are still quiet oases that can transport you back to a more elegant age.
I'm really surprised that there wasn't a huge fight by preservationists to save the Redwood Room. SF, you've lost your most perfect bar!