Gaspar is a French restaurant reminiscent of a Parisian brasserie with modern mid-20th century flair, it is allure and intrigue, transporting guests to a time long past with the flavor and style of a classic French locale with a creatively avant-garde twist. Inspired by the romantic bustling Paris of old, and centered on extraordinary food, drink, and hospitality – Gaspar is an exciting complement to the bustling Financial District while offering a dynamic shift in the city’s landscape of restaurants. Gaspar cuisine, helmed by Executive Chef Michael Reyes, showcases a menu of approachable brasserie fare comprised of classic French dishes, with the local Northern California landscape woven throughout.
Designed by owner Franck LeClerc and architect Elmer Lin of Consortium Design, our space evokes the ambiance of a traditional French Brasserie with inspired design details including stylish worn-in finishes, rich leather seating, and textural wall finishes. A color palette of deep reds, dark browns and golds give the space a warm yet vibrant energy. A beautiful collection of vintage light fixtures, including 14 chandeliers, exquisite hand painted ceilings, and detailed mosaic entryway exude an air of glamour and sophistication. Period artwork, polished brass bars, tufted banquettes, and customized wood tables provide the perfect complement to the rich interiors.
Our bars offer a crafted menu of Parisian-inspired cocktails, as well as unique takes on modern classics, such as the House Old-Fashioned—handcrafted with Cognac, the French Cup, and the Champagne Julep. Along with Gaspar’s signature cocktails, guests will also find an array of carefully selected spirits as well as a Classic French & local wine list – highlighting Rhone Valley varieties alongside our local bounty of varietals.
Gaspar features two levels, each with its own bar, dining space, and distinctive personality. Downstairs guests will find a light-filled space with high ceilings, offering a more casual environment for enjoying food and drinks at the bar with a focus being on champagne-based cocktails. An elegant staircase leads to the upstairs level comprised of two sections, the main dining room and the Cognac Room. Dimly lit with low ceilings and boasting an unmistakable Mad Men-esque vibe, these intimate upstairs areas draw in guests with an air of exclusivity, seclusion, and bold hints of masculinity.