The Vault Steakhouse Premiers The Vault Piano Bar

The Piano Bar, an ode to the classics, is an extension of Hi Neighbor Hospitality’s below-street-level, high-end steakhouse
The Piano Bar at The Vault Steakhouse, by Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group
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On Tuesday, October 4th, Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group debuted The Vault Piano Bar at The Vault Steakhouse to the San Francisco community. The Piano Bar, an ode to the classics, is an extension of Hi Neighbor Hospitality’s below-street-level, high-end steakhouse designed with a moody interior, sapphire velvet chairs and leather banquettes.

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The new Happy Hour menu, created specifically for The Piano Bar by head bartenders Raymundo Delgado and Drake Schullerts offers $10 cocktails, including a classic Martini, Manhattan, and Buffalo Trace Bourbon Old-Fashioned, as well as a contemporary Sherry Negroni and French 75. Old vine wines by the glass and a draft IPA or Pilsner are also available.

Bites and Plates are a collaboration between local chef and Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group Partner, Jason Halverson and The Vault Steakhouse Executive Chef Ryan Cerizo. They are crafted to pair with cocktails, featuring a modern interpretation of throwback dishes, like Shrimp Cocktail, Potato Pave Tots with Smoked Trout Roe; Beef Tartare Toast with Truffle Aioli; and Prime Rib Sliders with Caramelized Onions. The Happy Hour menu also includes the “Afternoon Delight,” which is a chef’s selection of items composed into a tower designed to be shared. The regular Vault Steakhouse menu will also be available for those diners who wish to have the complete steakhouse experience.

“With The Piano Bar, we are setting the stage for a fun and intimate night out, with an emphasis on classic cocktails,” said Ryan Cole, Hi Neighbor Hospitality Group partner in a statement. “Whether you’re on a date, celebrating a special occasion or spending time with friends, the curated menu and ambiance ensures that you’re going to have a delicious time.”


The Piano Bar will shine a spotlight on the Manhattan, the Martini and the Old-Fashioned, with Delgado’s contemporary approach on the classics–all priced at just $10 from 4pm to 6pm. Tito’s Vodka or Gordon’s Gin Martini, Russell’s Reserve Rye Manhattan, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Old-Fashioned, French 75 – House-Infused Pimm’s, Gin, Calamansi, Fresh Ginger, Lemon, Soda, Mint, Sherry Negroni – House-Infused Pimm’s, Gin, Calamansi, Fresh Ginger, Lemon, Soda, Mint.


Designed to be shareable, unexpected and delicious, the Happy Hour menu at The Piano Bar was developed by Executive Chef Ryan Cerizo. Highlights include the following: The Vault’s signature fries, Shrimp cocktail with cocktail sauce and lemon Caprese skewers with Jimmy Nardello peppers, mozzarella, tomato“Afternoon Delight” – chef’s special selection served in the form of a tower Potato pave tots, smoked trout roe, creme fraiche, chive and sieved egg Beef tartare toast, cured egg yolk, truffle aioli and fine herbs Prime rib sliders with caramelized onions and horseradish aioli .

Inaugural music line-up:
Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Kyle Athayde
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Kyle Athayde
Thursday, Oct. 6 – George Glover
Friday, Oct. 7 – George Glover
Saturday, Oct. 8 – Cullen Luper

The Vault Piano Bar is located at 555 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 and the Hours of Operation are: Tuesday-Saturday, Happy Hour 4pm-6pm, live music 5-9pm

Lisa Hay

Lisa is a staff reporter for What Now Media Group. She covers new restaurant, retail, and real estate openings across all of our markets. A true foodie, this Air Force veteran has lived all over the world — from Aviano, Italy to Nairobi, Kenya — but her favorite spot is NOLA for its rich history, architecture, culture, and of course, its good eats.
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