The Riddler Champagne Bar in Hayes Valley San Francisco is the place for a night out! Don’t forget to try their tater tot waffle and chocolate caviar.
The Riddler Champagne Bar in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco might be the city’s classiest venue. With over 100 types of champagne and sparking wine on their menu and delicious bites like tater tot waffles, they have something for everyone! Add to that beyond gorgeous decor with french vibes, lush greens and charming details…can we talk about me moving in? It’s definitely a San Francisco gem.
Read on for more about The Riddler and more photos – and videos (!) – from when Cynthia and I visited!
The Riddler tater tot waffle is not only photogenic but also extraordinarily delicious. It doesn’t get more luxurious than a waffle topped with lox and caviar does it? Other highlights include popcorn and their Chocolate Grand Marnier Pots de Creme with chocolate pearls that look like caviar! It’s even served in a caviar tin to seal the deal (video below). The popcorn flavors change frequently and are free to enjoy while you sip your champagne. They use housemade salts and seasonings like cinnamon toast crunch and white truffle.
Also on our list to try next time we go in is the Chambong, which sounds like the classiest upgrade to the beer bong that I’ve ever heard of. If you’ve had a hard day, you’ll also find The Joan on the menu – a glass of cheap house wine filled all the way to the top. The Riddler also offers free sabering of their bottles – think using the blunt end of a large knife (or saber if you happen to have one lying around) to break the top of the bottle neck away.
The ultimate splurge though, is the salmanazar (9 liter) bottle of Laurent-Perrier brut on the menu. If you’re going to order a bottle of champagne, why not get one the size of 12 regular bottles? What better way to spend that extra $2,400 you found in your couch cushions?
And speaking of #ChampagneGoals, if you try 100 of The Riddler’s champagnes you’ll be inducted into their 100 Club complete with custom embroidered bomber jacket.
The Riddler also has weekend brunch starting at 11am. It seats 40 and is available for private parties.
The Riddler SF
Hayes Valley Neighborhood Champagne Bar & Restaurant
528 Laguna Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Photos by Brandon Tran for A Side of Sweet
P.S. – Looking for more places to eat and drink in San Francisco? Check out Leo’s Oyster Bar!