If anyone knows where to go in Union Square, it’s the 100+ concierges at LesConcierges on Maiden Lane. Our concierges live and breathe the concierge lifestyle – keeping up on fashion, food, wine and culture is our business, and Union Square is our home turf.
When we asked our lifestyle experts where they would send friends and family visiting the area, their responses were wide-ranging and on-trend. Take a look at what our connoisseurs recommend:
Originating on Boulevard Saint-Germain in 1961, Diptyque Paris features an exclusive array of luxuriant fragrances for home, body and giving. Concierge Bryan recently took a leisurely stroll down Maiden Lane and stopped in at the store for a preview of the autumn scents, which include woody-fruity Noisetier and juniper-infused Genevrier. He reported back that “You can select the perfect scent to create any mood you desire, to whisk you away no matter what season it is.”
Samovar Tea Lounge
Samovar Tea Lounge boasts a spacious and serene outdoor patio overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens, panoramic views of downtown San Francisco, and delightful tea services from around the world. We love the Japanese Tea Service with Ryokucha Green Tea because, as Concierge Julie says, “The delicate pairing of ancient tea leaves brewed to perfection balances wonderfully with the nourishing Japanese vegetables and allows for intimate relaxed conversations.”
Drop by Galette 88, in Hardie Place just off Kearny Street, for savory buckwheat galettes as well as sweet crepes. The modern café offers a diverse menu, from simple ham and cheese to unique flavor combinations. Concierge Vikki, suggests the “Like a Vegan” galette enhanced with a soft-cooked egg and Emmentaler cheese. “You still can feel healthy by eating your vegetables,” she says, “but the egg and cheese create a rich contrast to the lightness of the galette, which takes it to a whole new level.” Galette 88 is open for weekday lunch only, so enjoy between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
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