Citysearch Editorial Review.
Green Bar is the new buffet-style lunch spot that Michael Maijar has brought to an inconspicuous (almost hidden) corner of the Embarcadero. He’s the same man behind Fish & Farm, the hip Union Square restaurant that’s garnered respect thanks to its commitment to using local, sustainable-farmed ingredients whenever possible. Green Bar claims the same principles, though seems to adhere to the locavore ethos more loosely. Though a section of its extensive buffet is devoted to salad fixins, the bulk is devoted to things like fried green beans, jambalaya, fried sea bass, roasted chicken, and grilled turkey kielbasa and sauerkraut--delicious, sure, but of unknown provenance, whereas at Fish + Farm, the origins of all ingredients are proudly announced on the menu. Does anyone really care? Probably not, because at $6.50 per pound, this salad and hot bar is one of the cheapest around.