Florent Restaurant & Lounge Rebrands In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter | Old City Hall Is Now Open

July 27, 2018

Paying homage to the 1870s-era building's history as the former public library, jail, and City Chambers, Old City Hall is the rebranded bar, restaurant and nightlife venue that was formerly operated as Florent Restaurant & Lounge in San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter.

The building at 672 5th Avenue in downtown San Diego was built in 1874, constructed entirely from local materials and served over the years as home to many city organizations, including the public library and the entire city government. Most recently, it was home to Florent Restaurant & Lounge, but is now transformed to Old City Hall to honor the historic roots of the building.

Operational Executive Chef Abe Botello has crafted a taste-forward, New American menu for the Old City Hall. With a menu that features burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, seafood and taco selections, options at Old City Hall range from classic favorites to gourmet entrees. New to the menu, Botello debuts a line-up of mac & cheese doshes, featuring Truffle Mac, Lobster Mac, Buffalo Blue Mac and more. Old City Hall will also be a Gaslamp Quarter destination for brunch, with options like $15 bottomless mimosas and a brand new Bloody Mary Bar. In addition to unique brunch option, there will be lighter selections such as a Pitaya Bowl, Avocado Toast and Yogurt Flight. From behind the bar, expect a menu of craft cocktails from bar manager Christina Shantz. For the hop heads, find an array of draft and bottled beers, with an international roster that focuses mainly on San Diego breweries.

For more information on Old City Hall, visit oldcityhallsd.com and check out the menu below.