Design Dish: The TreasuryAuthor:Michelle Konstantinovsky
An epic space can inspire unprecedented design. Such is the case with San Francisco’s The Treasury. Located in a historic 1915 era Beaux Arts building, the elegant cocktail bar and lounge features soaring, double-height ceilings and exquisite detailing; two of the elements that led designer Lauren Geremia of Geremia Design to create a sensual, velvet-draped scene in the spirit of Parisian bistros and incorporating Victorian decor.
With leather seating, marble tables, and mahogany furniture, The Treasury projects equal parts timeless sophistication and intriguing drama. The 1,500 square-foot space is illuminated by jewelery-inspired lighting, with long strands of pendants and brass beads suspended above the monumental bar. Stained glass globes adorning the high tables and an ornate chandelier complete the look, while wall-hung newspapers, floral bouquets, and candlight invoke an inviting, intimate atmosphere.
Located in the heart of the Financial District, The Treasury provides a lively gathering place for cocktails and conversation. Owners Arnold Eric Wong and Phil West have teamed up with Carlos Yturria and Steve Werney to create a well-curated menu featuring craft cocktails like the Standard Oil (Rittenhouse rye whiskey, Dolin rouge vermouth, Drambuie, coffee bitters), a robust sherry program with over 20 varieties, and plenty of beer and wine options. The bar bites include everything from Parmesan Reggiano Gougeres to Treasury Pigs in a Blanket made with house baked croissant rolls, and truly sophisticated tastes will appreciate three tiers of traditional caviar service.
115 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104