Fusing white tablecloth caliber food with the comfort and style of an American diner, Citizen’s Band elevates classic fare like pot roast and pork chops to their freshest and tastiest forms. The “fine diner” is open for dinner, lunch and brunch in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood at 1198 Folsom Street.
“Band” members include chef/partner Chris Beerman (Bento415, Conduit, Boulevard), pastry chef/partner Cheryl Burr (Pinkie’s Bakery). The restaurant name is a moniker that references not only Burr and Beerman’s shared initials, but also their taste in music, and like-minded sensibility about food, which they discovered a decade ago while working together at The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus; Burr was a culinary student and Beerman was a sous chef.
The Band’s collective expertise and talents result in an intimate 40-seat space that pays tribute to classic American fare in a creatively utilized, kitsch-free corner space that occupies just 1200 square feet. High quality produce dominates Beerman’s well edited menu; farms and food artisans represented include handcrafted Fra’Mani sausage, lettuce from Marin Roots and County Line Farms, mushrooms from Wine Forest foragers, and fresh horseradish from Knoll Farms.