A newcomer to Dogpatch, Gilberth’s quietly started serving a unique menu of pan-Latin American fusion last month. Without a sign, beer and wine, or press releases, its opening was so soft, hardly anyone noticed. But once you eat there, you won’t forget it.
My road to discovery started around the block from the Workshop Residence on 22nd Street where I was picking up some hand made Martha Davis shoes–one size 27, the other size 28. While teaching me how to put them on, the sales person told me about Gilberth’s, and I walked right over for lunch.
My first Gilberth bite–roasted chile-lime brussels sprouts, brown and crisp, tart and spicy, modulated by shaved manchego ($5)– startled me, it was so good. Then I ordered so many dishes that owner Gilberth Cabb, acting as a waiter, cut me off…
2427 Third Street (between 22nd and 20th streets) San Francisco
Contact: 415 913-7163