After almost four months in renovation mode, Outer Sunset darling Outerlands is preparing to reopen its doors in less than two weeks, pending final inspections. If you'll recall, the closure was due in part to Outerlands' expansion play into the next-door space, which was formerly occupied by a Chinese restaurant.
Tablehopper brings word of the target opening date of May 10th, and also reports that there's a new chef aboard following opening chef Brett Cooper's departure: Greg Kuzia-Carmel, a fresh import from New York.
Kuzia-Carmel previously worked at Thomas Keller's Per Se and Michael White's Altamarea Group, as well as Governor in Brooklyn, Mugaritz in Spain and Toro in Boston. New pastry chef Brooke Mosley will also be in the kitchen working on the pastry and expanded bread components on the menu.
As for the revamped space, expect bar seating and a new afternoon/evening bar menu, plus a new dining room that will add much-needed seating to the restaurant's famously cozy former incarnation. The plan is to open up for weekday lunch or weekend brunch sometime next week, and then to add dinner after a week or two. We'll keep you posted.
· Outerlands Names New Chef, Is Reopening Within a Couple of Weeks [Tablehopper]
· Outerlands to Close Dec. 30 for Revamp and Expansion [~ ESF ~]
· Brett Cooper Departs Outerlands [~ ESF ~]