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The Dish: Marino, Plant Cafe, Horatius, LB Steak

So many openings, so little time. Did we miss something? Let us know.

2009_06_marinosign.jpg1) Hayes Valley: Opened yesterday in the original Frjtz spot on Hayes Street is newcomer Marino. The cozy, narrow interior can be described as rather adorable, the cuisine can be described as Mexican seafood, and the wall decorations can be described as fishes. For more first impressions, The Weekly stopped by for an early look at the place. 579 Hayes Street, near Laguna; (415) 626-1162 [EaterWire]

2) The Embarcadero: The cafe portion of the Plant Cafe is now up and running, meaning they're serving coffees, teas, pastries and the like. As for the restaurant side of the operation, they're hoping for the weekend, but if that doesn't happen, it should "definitely" be open by next weekend. Pier 3, near Washington and Embarcadero; (415) 984-1973; website [EaterWire]

3) Potrero Hill: Tomorrow, longtime plywood vet—and combination gallery/marketplace/bistro—Horatius is scheduled to finally make its debut across from the CCA. The Mediterranean bistro portion will focus on Portuguese fare, and NB, is only open from 7am to 3:30pm for now. Dinner service is on the way, but the gallery is open until 8pm. 350 Kansas Street, between 16th and 17th; (415) 252-3500; website [EaterWire]

4) Santana Row: Way down south, Roland Passot's LB Steak premieres tonight in the shuttered Tanglewood space. As you can surmise from the name, it's a steakhouse that's been slightly Frenchified by Passot. It's a big space—120 seats inside, 60 outside—and then there's the adjacent bar area too. For further reading, FoodGal went to the previews. 334 Santana Row, San Jose; (408) 244-1180; website [EaterWire]

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