Valencia Street, the city’s hottest corridor for dining and shopping, has never had much in the way of live entertainment.
Now, with the opening of the Chapel, it has a full-fledged music venue. Inspired in part by New Orleans’s legendary Preservation
Hall, the century-old Tudor-style building—and onetime mortuary—soars with curved wood beams and an A-frame ceiling that give
the room’s acoustics a warm, friendly sound. The low-slung stage is close enough so you can hear, say, Elvis Costello tune
his guitar between songs. The man behind the bandstand is restaurateur Jack Knowles (of Oakland’s À Côté), who delivers a
full NOLA-leaning menu and beefed-up wine list.
Last Reviewed May 2013