San Francisco's Nob Hill has a new club, fittingly called Le Club, at 1250 Jones. It's a comfortable but not very large space: poker lounge, bar, small (36 seat) dining room and a billiard room. The size constraints are probably good as there's no parking. On the other hand, customers can bring their dogs.
The opening brought out some men in suits but a larger group in jeans and open necked shirts. Not a single velvet jacket to add a bit of ton. The concept of evening clothes, any kind of evening clothes, could stand to be re-introduced here. In my opinion, martinis and jeans just don't go together.
Le Club has potential if owners Todd Traina and Gina Milano (above) can inspire the male customers to step it up a couple of notches.
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