Usually when you think of happy-hour cuisine, the mind conjures up visions of discounted fried dishes or second-rate menu items priced at 1/2 off. Well, what if I told you that there’s a happy hour involving freshly-shucked oysters and chilled champagne. You’d think I was kidding, right!? Well, when I first heard of this deal, I thought I was day dreaming too, but lucky for all of us, it is a reality.
Grand Cafe now offers a Champagne and Oyster Happy Hour on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-7 p.m. For just $1 a piece for oysters and $5 for a glass of champagne, you can celebrate happy hour in high style with your friends and colleagues. Other fantastic offers include $3 beer and additional food items including baked oysters for $1.50 each, baked clams for $2 each and “Frog & Fries”, lightly fried frog legs, for $7. And it doesn’t stop there. All-night specials include the “Beer and Oyster Combo”, ½ dozen fresh oysters and your choice of a pint of Sam Adams or Kronenbourg 1664 for $10; “Bubbly and Oyster Combo”, ½ dozen fresh oysters and a glass of Domaine St Michelle, also for only $10.
Although the oyster and champagne happy hour are only offered on Fridays and Saturdays, the adjoining Petit Café’ features a Monday through Friday happy hour, from 3-7 p.m. During these hours, select drinks and appetizers are priced at a low $3-$7 each.
For all you jazz lovers, Petit Café offers complimentary entertainment for its guests from 9:30 p.m. by local jazz artist Q Mauro. And if you don’t have Bastille Day plans quite yet, keep Grand Cafe in mind. The restaurant will have a Marie Antoinette look-alike walking around the restaurant passing out cake bites for people (get it? “Let them eat cake!”). An accordian player will also be adding to the restaurant’s festive atmosphere by playing traditional Parisian music throughout the night. The restaurant will pass out glasses of champagne, and in the Petit Café, there’ll be a beef bourguignon and glass of red wine special (for $19).
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102