Red Dog Restaurant & Bar
303 2nd St. Plaza, SOMA
Phone: (415) 692-0211
Lauren Kiino of Il Cane Rosso has opened the doors to her huge new restaurant and bar Red Dog, which joins Fearless, the cafe concept that Kiino debuted next door to Red Dog last month.
Head inside the long-awaited new spot, and you'll find an open, industrial space with warm wood and red accents. The space's 120 seats are distributed between two- and four-top tables, a hickory bar along one side of the space that seats 20, and a handful of cozy booths. There will be 25 more spots outside once the furniture arrives for the front courtyard space, and a wall separates the main dining area from a private space that seats 16.
Red Dog is designed as an all-day spot, with menus that span breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, as well as a full bar for after work or pre-game imbibing. Weekday lunch selections include bar snacks like oysters and Kiino's famous deviled-ham Scotch egg, plus salads, two burger options (one with a pork trotter topping), and express combo options that mix and match half-sandwiches, soups and salads for the working crowd. (Tablehopper has all the menus, including the lunch menu.)
Dinner carries over some of the starters and entrees from lunch, adding dishes like butter-steamed local black cod, roasted duck breast and braised and grilled short ribs to the menu. (Here's the dinner menu.) There's wine and beer on offer, and the cocktail list will include drinks like Coffee and Cigarettes (scotch, amaro nonino, firelit, grapefruit bitters) and Malabar (vodka, cardamom, agave, lime, orange bitters). Here's the starting cocktail list, which they'll begin pouring once the liquor license goes through this week.
Though weekday breakfast won't get rolling for a couple of weeks, weekend brunch is up and running. It includes lighter fare like fruit salad, broken farro porridge and yogurt parfait, as well as heartier options like smoked duck hashbrowns, bacon and cheddar beans on toast, mushroom and kale frittata and Kiino's trusty burgers, which already seem to be a Red Dog standby. (Weekend brunch menu here.)
Hours for the new spot are Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm (lunch) and Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm (brunch), with daily happy hour from 3-6pm and dinner from 5-10pm.
[Photo: Ed U./Yelp]