After a decade of "untouchable" Kobe beef sliders and Ahi tuna tartare, Solstice Lounge in Pacific Heights will close in March due to rent hikes in the area. The restaurant briefly shuttered in 2011 to makeover the menu and the dated space. Otherwise the neighborhood spot was consistent and, according to a Yelp review, well-loved for its "very cozy yet posh" atmosphere. News broke yesterday that bar moguls Duncan Ley and Benjamin Bleiman (Bullitt and Mayhem) plan to open their seventh project Wild Hare in the space, though owner Matt Sturm says nothing has been finalized.
Stum's other concept Fly Bar and Restaurant, located in the Western Addition and the Tender Nob, seems unfazed by the shutter. The restaurant's final service will be between March 15 and March 31.
— Ashley Mason