FiNNBAR sign with owners

Who We Are

FiNNBAR serves a seasonal, produce-driven, and locally sourced menu of Italian and Mediterranean inspired dishes. Casual and beautiful, surprising yet not unfamiliar, with options for snacking with drinks, eating a quick meal at the bar, or having multi-course celebrations with a table of friends.

Jill Kearney, Founder of FiNNBAR & ArtYard

Jill Kearney

Founder of FiNNBAR & ArtYard

Cal Peternell, Chef & Co-Owner

Cal Peternell

Chef & Co-Owner

Ethan Stuart, General Manager

Ethan Stuart

General Manager

FiNNBAR Interior

We believe that the diversity of ideas, experiences, and cultures that our employees contribute to our business helps us be better.

FiNNBAR strives to create a place where all people feel comfortable and safe in an environment that supports mutual respect, fosters professional and personal fulfillment, and rejects harassment, intimidation, and hate.

We will stand up for and embody our values of equality for all people, no matter the circumstances, and we will surround ourselves with people who share these values. We are committed to the communities we live in and serve.


Our chef, Cal

Chef and co-owner Cal Peternell is an acclaimed cookbook author and podcast host who led the kitchens at Alice Waters’ Bay Area icon, Chez Panisse, for over 20 years. Cal cooks for his family, friends, and guests alike with a care, generosity, and sense of fun that celebrates how simplicity, good ingredients, and spontaneity create the most delicious food.

Cal has shared his recipes, menus, and charming personal stories from both home and restaurant kitchens in his four cookbooks: NYTimes Bestseller Twelve Recipes, A Recipe for Cooking, Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta, and Burnt Toast and Other Disasters: A Book of Heroic Hacks, Fabulous Fixes, and Secret Sauces

Burnt Toast and Other Disasters
almonds, anchovies and pancetta
Twelve Recipes
A Recipe for Cooking