One Market Turns 25 With Two Days of Celebrations

An everything-half-price "Thank You San Francisco Day" (Feb. 9) leads into a Feb. 10 dinner with chefs from the restaurant's quarter-century of business.

The complex that houses One Market has seen some changes. Built in 1916 for the Southern Pacific Railroad, it later sprouted two boxy, modernist towers. Autodesk went in, Del Monte Foods moved out. An adjacent elevated freeway that cut the Ferry Building off from the city came down. But for the last 25 years, One Market has been the quintessential power-dining San Francisco restaurant on the ground floor, a place at the forefront of a number of industry trends like a no-smoking policy and a chef’s table. And it’s nurtured the careers of a number of notable chefs.

So over two days in February, One Market will celebrate its impressive history. Friday, Feb. 9 is “Thank You San Francisco Day,” where every menu item — food and beverage — will be half price, all day and night. (While technically sold out, tables for walk-ins remain.) Then, on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m., a “Legends of One Market Dinner” draws together talent including Bradley Ogden (a cofounder who’s now at Bradley’s Fine Diner in Menlo Park), pastry chef Patty Dellamonica-Bauler, Adrian Hoffman, George Morrone, and Mark Dommen.

For $165, diners get cocktails and passed apps followed by a five-course dinner with wine pairings as well as a performance from Paula West, the celebrated cabaret singer who, in the vein of artists and performers everywhere, happened to be a One Market employee when the restaurant opened in 1993.

One Market, 1 Market St., 415-777-5577 or

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