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Heirloom Café Opened Last Night in the Mission

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[Photos: Justin Lewis]

Here we are inside the 48-seat charmer that is Heirloom Caf&eacute, just opened last night on the corner of Folsom and 21st. Owner Matt Straus has been working at "fancy, high end restaurants for years," including Jardiniere and RN74 here in SF; and he's been dreaming up Heirloom all the while. You see Straus wants to fill the gaps he's identified in dining. And he's starting with his wine cellar, storing vintages from the likes of Qupé and Havens, many of which hover at around $100 a bottle. Meanwhile by-the-glass offerings range from $8-22. On top of this, he's serving an affordable menu of Euro peasant-meets-California food, so he can fulfill his other dream of eating a NY steak with a cherished Grand Cru. Heirloom Caf&eacute will be open Mon-Sat from 6 until 10 p.m. and will start serving Friday and Saturday lunch next week. Grab the full wine and food menus on the Web site.

onion soup gratinee 8

salad of fennel, arugula, walnuts,
favas and feta 9

roasted asparagus, salsa rustica 10

PEI mussels, roasted tomatoes,
shallots and sherry 10

orechiette, sausage, rapini, yellow
eye beans, parmesan 14

NY steak, long-cooked broccoli,
pine nuts 21

fourme d’ambert 3
petite basque 3
comte 3

fresh-baked chocolate chip, walnut,
oatmeal cookies 2 each

Straus-Ritual affogato 7 ?

MENU

bacon mushroom tart
2008 MORGON ‘COTE DE PY,’ FOILLARD
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roasted halibut, ramps, English peas, cauliflower puree
2006 CHARDONNAY ‘PORTER-BASS,’ CERITAS
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sara’s lemon curd, pine nut
Canadian province cookies

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RN74

301 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 415 543 7474 Visit Website

Heirloom Café

2500 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA

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