Maven is a contemporary interpretation of a lively restaurant and bar, located in the heart of the Lower Haight (which we like to think is the best damn neighborhood in all of San Francisco). Featuring delicious cocktails paired with casual and clever food – our mission is simple: serve substantial, creative dishes – and offer them up with well-crafted, smart cocktails that make all the flavors sing together in perfect harmony.
Guests in our vibrant dining room at Maven will find something for everyone.
From our communal tables crafted from fallen red woods, to an upstairs fireside lounge, a chef’s counter with a front row seat to the kitchen, and a lush living wall above the bar.
To maintain our casual yet refined demeanor, we offer the majority of seats to walk-ins, yet do take limited reservations. We are open seven nights a week, and from brunch until dinner on weekends. For parties larger than 6 guests, please inquire.
Jay Bordeleau, the owner, creator, and mastermind behind Maven, has always had a knack for creativity and creation, and has constantly treasured the arts. Jay’s collaborative work style and his it’s-so-crazy-it-just-might-work ambition formalized while banging drums and crashing cymbals behind the orchestra during his tenure as a music performance major at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Jay was able combine his collaborative leadership style with a profound passion for hospitality while designing, building, and operating Maven Restaurant. He has built a team that truly believes in enthusiastic hospitality. Jay’s life-long passion for wine began during multiple harvests at Rhys Vineyards and was affirm by earning his title as Certified Sommelier and Advanced Wine Specialist from WSET.
Diligent and always innovating, Jay also runs Mr. Tipples Recording Studio, a craft-cocktail bar offering live jazz every night.