Title:Bernstein's Fish Grotto menu, undated
Creator/Contributor:Bernstein's Fish Grotto (San Francisco, Calif.), creator
Creator/Contributor:Judah L. Magnes Museum, WJHC 2004.021.
Creator/Contributor:Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
An undated menu for Bernstein's Fish Grotto, which shows that the restaurant served a variety of seafood, including shellfish.
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Formerly: Judah L. Magnes Museum Collection Number WJHC 2004.021.
Bernstein's Fish Grotto menu, BANC MSS 2010/546, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, The Bancroft Library, University
of California, Berkeley.
Transfer; Judah L. Magnes Museum; 2010.
Maurice Bernstein established his San Francisco restaurant, Bernstein's Fish Grotto, in 1912 at 123 Powell Street, near the
cable car turnaround, after having been successful running a small stall in Oakland. His restaurant was best known for its
entrance -- a ship's prow extending over the sidewalk. It was a faithful imitation, in size and detail, of Christopher Columbus's
ship, the Nina. The interior also contained marine gear, tackle, and a gangway. The family ceased running the restaurant in
BANC MSS 2010/546