Tucked away under unassuming stairs is your new favorite lavish hangout spot right off of the Financial District. Located on 850 Montgomery Street, simply following the Cigar Bar & Grill's steps down will instantly transport you to a scenic and expansive European-style getaway.
Adorned with gorgeously rustic stone walls and sweeping arches and intimately warm lighting, the Cigar Bar & Grill is both elegantly classic and invitingly cozy, with the friendliest staff ready to provide exceptionally professional and personalized service.
As soon as you enter you will be immediately greeted with an opulent humidor displaying only the finest cigars, yet you do not need to partake to dine and receive the full experience.
Beside their impressive cigar selection is their fully stocked bar with the most experienced mixologists ready to serve their premiere and inventive cocktails such as their divine and perfectly balanced Espresso Martini or their delicately Smoked Rosemary Old Fashioned.
Walking past their impeccable bar is their incredible artistic interior which leads you to several airy and grand dining rooms and a spacious dancefloor, all which face their stunning open-air patio stylishly decorated with string lights for a true European feel. Their delightfully relaxing outdoor patio makes the perfect atmosphere and view to pair with your equally exquisite meal.
Highlights on the extensive and carefully curated Latin fusion menu here are definitely their light and refreshing Ceviche Mixto with the freshest halibut and prawn, and the black angus and oaxaca cheese empanadas with avocado aji sauce to start.
You must also have their irresistable Duck Fat Papa Bravas perfectly fried and seasoned with chili de arbol and generously topped with adobo aioli.
The Guajillo Braised Short Rib is the perfectly portioned and tender main course dish to treat yourself here with, as it is served atop creamy polenta and sauteed broccolini, and piled high with fried onions for a beautiful medley of refined textures and flavor complexities.
While a quality and upscale experience comes naturally at this gorgeous cove, Cigar Bar & Grill truly value the importance of patrons feeling comfortable and at home here. "The dishes are all inspired by my upbringing and favorites growing up in Michoacán ," Executive Chef Eden Rodriguez proudly states. "All the recipes are my favorites and I never feel stressed in the kitchen knowing my cooking makes people happy. I feel stressed when I'm not busy!" Rodriguez jokes.
Cigar Bar's creativity and approachablebcare for providing their patrons with the most entertaining and relaxing ambience also extends far beyond their food, as they are also widely known for their live music and salsa dancing nights.
Lively must-see events here are their Live DJs at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Live jazz on Thursdays starting at 7 p.m., and salsa on Friday and Saturdays. They also boast a pool room, and for the cigar aficionados, their official Cigar Sommelier can provide full walkthroughs of entry-level to more sophisticated cigars upon request.
Saturday May 14th will also be a stellar exclusive premiere night of "Bochica," their first ever smoke-free event from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Bochica Launch Party x Fiesta Latina will be co-presented along with Aykut Events, with JoshJonesSalsaBigBand slated to put on an amazing set. There will also be DJs and a wide variety of new craft cocktails to enjoy while out dancing the night away under the stars at their heated patio.
Whether you plan to attend Bochica or just want to get away from the bustle of the Financial District, Cigar Bar & Grill is the ultimate destination for elegant yet homestyle Latin fusion food, wonderful service, and an unforgettable time full of great music and memories.
Photography by: Cigar Bar & Grill