One Montgomery Terrace
Great Market St views of old and new SF. Enter through Crocker Galleria, take the elevator to the top, then ascend stairs; or enter...
Lotta Crabtree made a fortune as San Francisco's diminutive opera diva, and never forgot the city that paid for her trademark cigars. In...
Gallery Paule Anglim
Here you’ll find marquee names like Tony Oursler, whose video projections of distorted faces grumble and squeak in the corner, but works...
House of Shields
Flash back 100 years at this gloriously restored mahogany bar with original 1907 chandeliers and old-fashioned cocktails without the...
Rebel SF chef Dennis Leary is out to revolutionize lunchtime take-out with top-notch seasonal ingredients. Tuna salad gets radical with...
2 New Montgomery St · interesting places nearby
Palace Hotel information
A true San Francisco survivor, the Palace opened in 1875, but was gutted during the 1906 earthquake. Opera star Enrico Caruso was jolted from his Palace bed by the quake and fled town, never to return to San Francisco. But the Palace reopened by 1909, and Woodrow Wilson gave his League of Nations speech here 10 years later. Visit by day to see the Garden Court stained-glass ceiling, then peek into Pied Piper Bar to see Maxfield Parrish's Pied Piper mural.
Recently Palace management removed the Parrish mural with the intention of auctioning it off – but San Franciscans rallied, and insisted on the Piper's return to his rightful place. Toast San Franciscan resilience under the Pied Piper, and if you're feeling brave, head to the House of Shields for another at the opulent mahogany back bar. This ornate bar was originally intended to frame Parrish's mural, but maybe the woodworker had one too many – it was too small to fit the Pied Piper.