There is a place you need to try: it’s called Ziryab and it’s located in the totally charming Alamo Square/NOPA neighborhood. Not only do they serve killer cocktails, such as the Ziryab Manhattan, created with house-made date infused Dickel Rye (pictured below), and a plethora of house-made Ginger Beer drinks, the newly designed menu (offered daily until 1 a.m. – yep, that’s right 1 a.m.!) is totally worth the trip. If you are already in the neighborhood, even better!
Head Chef Khalid El Mourabit creates mouthwatering Mediterranean-Moroccan (Med-Moroccan) dishes as in the very popular and unique Pastilla, a Moroccan chicken with almonds, and Sharmola, grilled pine nut, Lamb meatballs, all of which are excellent sharing plates. Ziryab also offers a wide variety of entrees, such as the grass-fed burger or marinated chicken skewers with green garlic and roasted potatoes.
If you’re a “gluten-free-er,” Ziryab is also just the place for you. About 80% of the menu is gluten-free without any modifications. So dig in!
Beyond the incredible food and drink menus, Ziryab is a great place to go to watch sports with multiple televisions inside and outside on their ten-seater patio.
Lastly, there are many options for bites on a budget. There is a double-dose of Happy Hour, served first Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and then again each night from 10:00 p.m. to close!