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Stem To Bring Bocce & Mediterranean Fare to Mission Bay

[Courtesy: Engstrom Design Group]

Yet another project is headed to white-hot Mission Bay, an area that's soon to form a nexus of new dining and nightlife activity, from the planned Golden State Warriors stadium to Anchor Brewing Co.'s forthcoming Pier 48 brewery to the upcoming revamp of the former Jelly's. Tablehopper has word that Bon Appétit Management Company, the force behind Public House at AT&T Park, The Commissary in the Presidio and Seaglass at the Exploratorium, has set its sights on 499 Illinois Street for its newest venture, a sustainability-centric restaurant called Stem.

Located in the Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc.'s science and tech campus, the 158-seat restaurant will have an all-day format designed to satisfy employees of the area's many science and medical research buildings. Casual breakfast options will include pastries, egg dishes, and coffee and smoothies, and lunch and dinner will see a transition to the restaurant's full Mediterranean menu, with an antipasti bar, pizzas, paninis, full entree options and more on offer. For those looking to unwind after work or pre-game a nearby sporting event, there will be beer and wine on tap, plus cocktails and small plates.

Engstrom Design Group is behind the space, which will include an open kitchen and a heated terrace with fire pits and Bay views. Raised beds and planters will create an edible garden, with produce headed straight to the kitchen. And last but not least, Stem will boast a bocce ball court available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Look out for Stem to debut sometime in the fall, and as always, we'll keep you posted with notable updates.

· Stem, a New Restaurant Coming to Mission Bay in the Fall [Tablehopper]
· Hi Dive Team to Open Bar/Restaurant in Former Jelly's [~ ESF ~]
· All Coming Attractions [~ ESF ~]


499 Illinois Street, San Francisco CA