Fans of Rich Table will feel right at home at husband-wife team Sarah and Evan Rich’s new fast-casual joint, RT Rotisserie, just a chicken bone’s throw from its older sister.
RT Rotisserie is now open, serving roasted bird, porchetta, cauliflower, and a slew of sides—all just the kind of comforting and filling stuff you’d want to eat by the fire up in the mountains (i.e. just right for a San Francisco summer). The Hayes Valley space is plenty welcoming too, with a mix of bright white tiles, warm woods, industrial accents and pops of red. Order at the counter and grab one of just 46 seats for a heartening meal you won’t soon forget.
A pop of red on the front door welcomes guests into RT Rotisserie.
Fine Root was a consultant on the restaurant design, bringing in different elements of their sister restaurant, Rich Table, to create a similar warm, relaxed environment.
Beverages include local beer on tap, wine, and a house Shiso lemonade made daily.
The rotisserie chicken, pork, and cauliflower are all prepared with a brine of buttermilk, umami powder, garlic and Douglas Fir. Each one is then brushed with a smoked, roasted garlic oil and topped with dill, shiso, parsley, mint, and a lemon.
RT Rotisserie’s chickens are sourced from Rocky Jr. and the pork is from Olivier Butchery, located in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.
All mains are also served as sandwiches on fresh house-baked San Francisco-style Dutch crunch bread, like this pork belly sandwich with broccolini, chipotle, and fried onions.
Seasonal salads are also available with greens like little gem, kale or chicories, mixed with a miso vinaigrette, herbs, and seeds.
Make sure to order all of the sides — you can’t go wrong!
Another sleeper side is the charred cabbage slaw topped with almonds.
Fans of fries won’t want to pass on the umami fries, sprinkled with porcini powder and herbs, a reference to Rich Table’s famous porcini donuts.
Daily there will be a rotating vegetable available – often a side dish like this amazing roasted corn with cojita cheese.
Vegetarians will quickly fall in love with the crispy, flavorful cauliflower at RT Rotisserie.
A range of sauces are available to accompany your meal a chipotle yogurt, cilantro chimichurri, Douglas Fir sour cream, and “Nanny’s BBQ” sauce.
Hand-rolled industrial steel accents contrast with the warm woods in RT Rotisserie’s interior.
Looking for some more good casual noms? Check out M.H. Bread & Butter (followed by an awesome waterfall hike!)