Owners at San Francisco’s Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square – the former chocolate factory turned award-winning Private Residence Club – will soon have direct access to an alluring new two part restaurant featuring a sit-down brasserie and a fast, casual café by famed chef and restauranteur Jonathan Waxman, a pioneer in California cuisine. The to-be-named restaurant concept will be located in the Square’s Mustard Building, directly below the Private Residence Club. In addition, the Square will soon be home to the second location of a popular San Francisco bakery, Le Marais Bistro & Bakery.
“We are thrilled that Jonathan Waxman and Le Marias have chosen this location as the home for their new dining destinations, complementing the first-class lifestyle that Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square embodies,” said Todd Chapman, President of JMA Ventures, which owns and operates the real estate component of Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square. “Their selection of this iconic landmark is a true testament to the vitality of our local neighborhood. By continuing to bring in such exciting new tenants, Jamestown is helping to change the face of the Square and we look forward to its transformation into an unsurpassed destination for travelers and locals alike.”
Husband and wife team Patrick and Joanna Ascaso, who started Le Marais Bistro & Bakery in San Francisco’s Marina neighborhood, are slated to open their second location steps away from the Private Residence Club in March 2016. The favorite local bakery will be located in the freestanding, historical building known as the Apartment House next to Fairmont Heritage Place.
Built into the former chocolate factory at Ghirardelli Square that opened in 1893, Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square boasts sweeping views of the San Francisco waterfront. Owners enjoy luxurious five-star amenities and world-class service of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and convenient access to an array of nearby entertainment, cultural, retail and dining options. Like the proposed style of Waxman’s new restaurant concepts, the design of the residences showcases the historic building’s heritage with original architectural details including exposed red brick walls, and dramatic high ceilings juxtaposed with luxurious, modern-day touch points.