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Every Restaurant That Opened in the Bay Area in Winter 2015/16

A roundup of every new restaurant that opened in winter 2015/2016. For the most recent listing of Bay Area openings, head here.

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Patricia Chang

February 22

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — After a change in ownership and decor refresh, the 88-year-old Alfred’s Steakhouse has reopened with wood-grilled steaks and its famous Buckaroo lunch. See the space here. [EaterWire]

DALY CITY — The owners of Original Joe’s in North Beach have reopened Joe’s of Westlake in a completely remodeled space, but with the familiar food of yore. The updated restaurant is called Original Joe’s of Westlake. [The Chron]

FILLMOREMosu, the hotly-anticipated, fine dining, tasting menu-only restaurant from The French Laundry and Benu alum chef Sung Anh, has opened. The ambitious 12-course American-Asian menu is $195 per person and available Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. See the space here and make a reservation here. [EaterWire]

MISSIONLos Shucos has reopened after a fire closed the Guatemalan hot dog shop a year ago. The menu of heartily-topped bacon-wrapped dogs remains largely the same, and hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. [EaterWire]

NOPAKava Lounge on Divisadero has now opened, offering its relaxing brew alongside herbal tonics, kombucha and raw food snacks.  It is currently in soft opening, but once it’s fully up and running, there will be music, tastings, belly dancing and more; you can get updates here. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH — Chubby Noodle owner Pete Mrabe has opened Pete's, an American sports bar with a cocktail program from Duggan McDonnell. Hours are 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily at 570 Green St. [Tablehopper]

BERKELEY — Vegan deli The Butcher's Son is now open with vegan sandwiches, salads, cheeses, meats, coffee, bagels, cannoli and more. Hours at the deli, located at 1914A University Ave., are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. More information here. [Tablehopper]

HAYES VALLEY — Wine and cheese shop Raxakoul is now open at 141 Gough St. in the former Gourmet & More space with sandwiches, pantry items, wine, meats, sweets, cheese and more. [Tablehopper]

CASTROBernie's Coffee’s third location has opened at 4023 18th St. [Hoodline]


February 15

BERKELEYAntoinette, the East Bay's first offering from Dominique Crenn has opened in the Claremont Club & Spa, offering French brasserie fare and an endlessly gorgeous vista of San Francisco and the Bay. See the menu here. [EaterWire]

ROCKRIDGEBelotti Ristorante E Bottega, the cozy neighborhood restaurant from Michele Belotti, is now open with handmade pastas at 5403 College Ave. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m. weekdays, and until 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. See the menu here. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOINMensho Tokyo, the acclaimed ramen shop straight out of Tokyo, has opened at 676 Geary St. with three styles of ramen and hour-long lines. Head here for hours and menu. [EaterWire]

OUTER RICHMONDFiorella is now bringing the residents of Outer Richmond approachable antipasti, pizzas and pastas, plus beer and wine. You can see the full menu and opening hours here. [EaterWire]

FISHERMAN’S WHARF — San Diego-based ice cream sandwich shop The Baked Bear opened here in SF at 2824 Jones St. with more than 1,000 possible sandwich combinations. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. [EaterWire]

CIVIC CENTERC+M Coffee and Milk has opened in the War Memorial Building at 401 Van Ness with Intelligentsia coffee, sandwiches, salads, toasts, pastries and more. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — After closing for renovations, Kobani has reopened at 1901 University Ave. to once again bring kebabs, hummus and more Mediterranean food to the masses. [Berkeleyside]

UNION SQUARE — The tech-forward Axiom Hotel has opened at 28 Cyril Magnin St., with Turn Cafe inside. It’s open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an American menu, plus beer, wine and cocktails. See the menu and hours here. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Hot pot spot Peak Point Tea House is now open at 2502 Telegraph Ave. with six types of soup and bubble tea. [Berkeleyside]


February 8

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Quirky drinks and baller snacks are now available at The Treasury, which opened in the Beau Arts building at 155 Sansome St. with soaring ceilings and luxe details. See the menu here and take a look around here. [EaterWire]

CIVIC CENTER — Hi Neighbor Restaurant Group (Stones Throw, Trestle, Fat Angel) has opened Corridor Café in the 100 Van Ness building. The cafe is a quick service spot with coffee from Los Angeles’ Lamill and "thoughtful" sandwiches. See the menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

LOWER HAIGHT — Nigiri-only Ijji Sushi has opened at 252 Divisadero St. from the Saru Sushi chef. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Popular Filipino diner Tselogs has expanded to the Tenderloin in the former Ken Kare space. The new location at 552 Jones St. is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. [EaterWire]

MISSION — The Slate team has opened Starboard next door, a late-night, counter-service spot with an eclectic menu of dishes like a prime rib pho sandwich to scallion hush puppies. See hours and the menu for the restaurant, at 2919 16th St., here. [EaterWire]

TENDERNOB — Tequileria and taco bar Matador is now open at 679 Sutter St. with lots of tacos and frozen margaritas. See hours and menu here.  [EaterWire]

MARINAThe Gipsy Darling has opened at 3347 Fillmore St. with funky decor and an eclectic menu of of amped-up American dishes like mussel and clam cioppino topped with fries and anchovy aioli. Head here for the menu and opening hours. [EaterWire]

FISHERMANS WHARF — Taking over the Neptune’s space at Pier 39 is the nation’s 28th Chart House, complete with tons of seafood. See the menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Zeke’s Diamond Bar at 600 3rd St. is now Local Tap and there’s a refreshed look inside. The pool table is gone and there are only nine TV’s. Bar food is now available, as well as 20 beers on tap. Hours are 11:30 to 2 a.m. daily. [Hoodline]

SOMA — Coffee, tea and boba shop Steep has opened at 240 Ritch St. with Equator coffee. Hours here. [Tablehopper]

UPPER HAIGHT Bulka Bakery is now open in Second Act Marketplace (1727 Haight St.) with both sweet and savory pastries, including Russian varieties, and tartine sandwiches. Head here for opening hours. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Fair food spot Endless Summer Sweets has opened at 2370 Shattuck Ave. with made-to-order funnel cakes, kettle corn, root beer floats, corn dogs, caramel apples and more. Owner Antoinette Sanchez is a La Cocina graduate. Head here for the hours and full menu. [Inside Scoop]


February 1

FINANCIAL DISTRICTLeo's Oyster Bar is a trip back in time to the 1950s with luxe food (raw bar, lobster rolls and more) and drink. Inside, ferns hang from the ceiling, the bar glows gold and splashy colors dominate the space. Check out the menus here, look inside the space at 568 Sacramento St. and see the hours here. [EaterWire]

INNER RICHMONDHigh Treason (neé Pivothas soft-opened with wine, beer, cider and sake by the glass all set to records from the owner’s personal collection. Hours are currently Tuesday throughThursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. [EaterWire]

JACKSON SQUARE The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen has opened another location at 799 Battery St. with tons of grilled cheese, plus wine and beer. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to start. [EaterWire]

ALAMEDA — Breakfast and lunch spot Homeskillet is now open at 1363 Park St. with housemade doughnuts and more. See hours and menus here. [East Bay Express]

THE CASTROBite Me Sandwiches is now open at 4230 18th St. with a similar menu to the 16th Street spot. There’s a wine bar in the works in the upstairs mezzanine space. Check out hours and menus here. [Hoodline]

EMERYVILLE — 4000 Adeline St. is now the home to Propaganda, a gastropub with American comfort food and classic cocktails, plus craft beer. Check out opening hours and menus here. [Berkeleyside]


January 25

MID-MARKETThe Perennial, the "progressive agrarian" project from Mission Chinese owners Karen Leibowitz and Anthony Myint, has arrived after much anticipation at 59 9th St. Here’s absolutely everything you need to know about the restaurant, which is open Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Natural wine bar The Punchdown has returned to 1737 Broadway with a larger space and more food, but the same general concept. It’s open daily after 5 p.m. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEYNojo Ramen Tavern has opened at 231 Franklin St. to add to the city’s burgeoning ramen scene with chicken-based ramen. See the hours and menu here. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Parisian-inspired bakery La Parisienne has opened at 3249 Grand Ave. with croissants, financiers, cacanelés and more. See hours here. [Berkeleyside]

OUTER SUNSET — The previous owners of Victor’s Bakery have opened Mr. Bread at 1018 Taraval St. with Macanese specialities like Portuguese custard, egg tarts, fresh coconut strudels and more. Head here for hours. [Hoodline]

EMERYVILLE — Viva Mexican Grill has found a brand new home at 1400 Powell St., moving out of Emeryville Public Market, and changed its name to Best Coast Burritos. Hours and menus here. [East Bay Express]

OAKLAND — Ethiopian restaurant Enssaro has moved to a larger location at 357 Grand Ave. Head here for hours and menu. [Berkeleyside]


January 19

ALBANYCafe Eugene, an all-day restaurant dedicated to the food of the Pacific Northwest, is now open at 1175 Solano Ave. with all-day brunch. Head here for opening hours. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — Upscale American food has come to Mid-Market with the opening of Cadence at 1446 Market St., the restaurant from the Maven team. Head here for menus and opening hours. [EaterWire]

FILLMORE — Barbecue is back in the Fillmore District with chef David Lawrence’s (1300 Fillmore) Black Bark, the fast-casual barbecue restaurant. Look inside the space and see opening hours here. [EaterWire]

WALNUT CREEK — Dim sum-style tapas straight out of Barcelona are now available at Teleféric, open at 1500 MT Diablo Blvd. from the owners of Spain’s acclaimed Rondes. Head here for menu information and opening hours. [EaterWire]

LOS GATOS — Chef David Kinch’s (Manresa) ode to New Orleans, The Bywater, has opened at 526 N. Santa Cruz Ave. with gumbo, oysters Rockefeller, hurricanes and more. Head here for everything you need to know about the new opening. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Origami Market has turned into Okane, a Japanese izakaya from the Omakase team. Get more details, see the menu and opening hours here. [EaterWire]

EMBARCADEROFort Point Beer Company has opened its first retail space in the Ferry Building kiosks. There are six rotating taps and some beer-friendly food, which you can read more about (as well as see opening hours) here. [EaterWire]

EMBARCADERO — The fourth location of Proper Foods has opened at 35 Spear St. with its grab-and-go lunch items, as well as some new ones like coconut prawn and kale salad. This one’s open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Future Bars (Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse) took over Dave’s, and it has now reopened as The Lark. According to owner Doug Dalton, the team did not do much besides clean and paint the bar, even keeping many of the same food items, while adding paninis and pickled vegetables. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — The fast casual vegetarian Core Kitchen from Core Foods is now open at 499 14th St. Suite 119 with wraps, salads, bowls and more. Hours and full menu are here. [EaterWire]

LOS GATOS — The owners of Campbell’s Naschmarkt have opened Nasch, a more casual version of the Austrian fare, at 217 A N. Santa Cruz Ave. Head here for opening hours and menus. [EaterWire]

UPPER HAIGHT — El Faro is now El Rancho Grande, open at 1654 Haight St. with burritos, tacos, nachos and more. Head here for opening hours and menus. [Hoodline]

SOMA — Chez Fayala has opened a sister restaurant called Fayala with sandwiches. a salad bar and hot food buffet at 215 Fremont St. Suite B. See hours here. [Tablehopper]

MISSION — Neighborhood hangout the Wooden Nickel has opened at 1900 Folsom St., and Broke Ass Stuart is already a big fan. See hours here. [Broke Ass Stuart]

LOWER HAIGHTSome Like It Hot Zushi is now open at 531 Haight St. with standard sushi offerings. See the menu and hours here. [Hoodline]

UPPER HAIGHT — Vietnamese fare is now available at 1671 Haight St. via DragonEats, with affordable banh mi, salads, bowls and. See the complete menu and opening hours here. [Hoodline]


January 11

BURLINGAME — Nachoria is dedicated to — you guessed it — nachos, with eight different types on the menu. It’s open everyday at 226 Lorton Ave. from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Check out the menu here. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Now open at 139 8th St., Thoughts Style Cuisine Showroom is based on the idea of "a fashion showroom that’s food instead of clothing items." The Thai-Italian menu is offered Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner. On Saturdays and Sundays, it’s open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Check out the full menu here. [EaterWire]

LOS GATOS — Wine shop and bar We Olive & Wine Bar is now open at 112 N. Santa Crus Ave. selling olive oils, vinegars, gourmet foods, wine and serving wines by the glass, draft and bottle beers, flatbread, paninis, salads and more. See the full menu and opening hours here. [EaterWire]

UPPER HAIGHT — Serving the neighborhood its only Japanese food, Ginza is now open at 1793 Haight St. with sushi, bento boxes, omakase and more. See menus and opening hours here. [Hoodline]


January 5

SOMA — Volta, the third restaurant from the Perbacco team, is now open in Westfield Centre with Scandinavian French food in a sleek brasserie environment. Take a look around the restaurant and see opening hours here. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Mexican crepe restaurant Delicioso Creperie has opened in the former Salumeria space at 1550 Bryant St. with Mexican-inspired filled crepes like chile rojo and mole turkey. Head here for opening hours and the full menu. [Inside Scoop]

OAKLAND — Howden Market has opened at 1630 Webster St. with fresh produce, coffee, to-go food, spices and housemade sauces. See hours here. [East Bay Express]


December 28

SOMA — The city’s first Fogo de Chão is feeding much meat to SoMa citizens at 201 3rd St. Here are the 10 things you need to know before you go, here’s a look inside the madness and here are opening hours and menus. [EaterWire]

EMBARCADERO — As part of the Ferry Building’s five new heated, outdoor arcade stalls, Marla Bakery is now up and running on the Embarcadero with a daily-changing menu of its popular bagels, english muffins, housemade yogurt, kouign amann and more, plus a Wrecking Ball coffee and espresso bar. Marla Bakery is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDCasa Cubana has opened at 59 Grand Ave. with classic Cuban fare, as well as plenty of vegan options. Chef Joe Kohn (Izzy’s Steaks) created a menu of ceviches, ropa vieja and owner Sam DuVall has decorated the restaurant with Cuban art after more than 50 trips to Cuba over 40 years. Head here for the full menu and operating hours. [EaterWire]

SAN ANSELMO — Wood-burning oven pizzas, pastas and more are available at Cuccina SA, now open at 510 San Anselmo Ave. Head here for menu and hours. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — American food is now available via Nico's Hideaway at 1508 Walnut St. Check out the menu and hours here. [Tablehopper]

INNER RICHMONDThe Spanish Table has opened a location at 130 Clement St. with plans to serve bocadillos, seasonal dishes, coffee and more, though right now it’s a Spanish ingredient shop and to-go deli. Head here for hours and more information. [Tablehopper]

INNER RICHMOND — The old Roadside Barbecue space at 3751 Geary St. is now Gourmet Noodle House, serving Shanghainese dishes like wontons and xiao long bao. Head here for opening hours. [Tablehopper]

MISSIONYo Soy Cafe Guatelmalteco is now open at 4794 Mission St. with Guatemalan dishes like tamales for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus coffee and bagels at breakfast. [Tablehopper]

HEALDSBURG — Salvadoran spot Guiso Latin Fusion has taken over the Ravenous Café and Lounge space at 117 North St. with pupusas, coconut fish, tacos and more. See opening hours here. [Inside Scoop]


December 21

HAYES VALLEY — Adding to the city’s growing "fine casual" scene, Little Gem has opened at 400 Grove St. with a counter-service breakfast, lunch and dinner menu of food that’s gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar-free. There’s also a smoothie, Counter Culture coffee and Song tea bar. Head here for menus and hours. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — Jazz lovers have a new home at Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio, the nightly live music cocktail haven at 39 Fell St. Mr. Tipples is open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Check out the food and drink menus here. [EaterWire]

SOMAVolta, from the Perbacco team, is now softly open at 868 Mission St., serving Scandinavian-French food influenced by executive chef Staffan Terje’s Swedish upbringing. See the menu and hours here. [EaterWire]

MISSION — The massive renovation of the New Mission is finally complete and Alamo Drafthouse has made its SF debut. As is Drafthouse practice, servers take your order from your seat and deliver chef Ronnie New’s food during the movie. There’s also a standalone bar — Bear Vs Bull — with drinks from Isaac Shumway. Check out the food menu here, drink menu here and see the full future schedule here. [EaterWire]

FISHERMAN’S WHARFWhile the opening of Le Marais Bakery's second location in Ghirardelli Square won't happen until spring 2016, the French bakery has opened a temporary pop-up with viennoisserie like ham and cheese croissants, delicate pastries and Stumptown Coffee in the former Kara's Cupcake space, directly across the square from their future cafe. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH — Gourmet grocery store and wine shop Rialto Mercato is now open at 705 Columbus Ave. with Sicilian jams, honeys, pastas, olive oils, canned tomatos, spices, chocolates, wines, spirits, bread, books and artwork. The store is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. [Tablehopper]

MISSIONAmnesia at 853 Valencia St. closed for two-and-a-half weeks to renovate and has reopened with wood beamed ceilings, a new soundboard and booth, new bar menu and larger stage. Check out the music schedule here. [Capp Street Crap]

BERKELEY — You can build your own burrito and rice bowl at Sushinista, now open at 2235 Milvia St in the former Mix Plus space. Check out menus and opening hours here. [Berkeleyside]

NORTH BEACH — More a shop than a cafe, Terrific Street is now open, serving Stumptown coffee and cold brew at 1534 Grant Ave. There’s a small selection of magazines and books, and the space is intended as a "community art clubhouse." Hours are announced on the shop’s Instagram. [Hoodline]

December 14

HAIGHT-ASHBURY — Veganburg, San Francisco’s first vegan burger joint, is now open at 1466 Haight St., plus tofu dogs, fries and more. Head here for the full menu and opening hours. [EaterWire]

RUSSIAN HILL — The yolky Rebel Within is now available in the north part of town at the second Craftsman and Wolves at 1643 Pacific Ave. Like the original location on Valencia Street, CAW Pacific will offer pastries and breakfast items like the frittata breakfast sandwich, as well as sandwiches, salads and savory tarts for lunch. Head here for photos and opening hours. [EaterWire]

EXCELSIOR — Sports bar Rocks Den has opened at 3321 Mission St. with a fireplace, pool table and plenty of TV’s. Head here for hours. [Tablehopper]

FISHERMAN’S WHARFJuice Shop is now open at Ghirardelli Square, making it a mini-juice empire with seven locations around the city. Head here for opening hours. [Hoodline]

WEST PORTAL Vin Debut has reopened in West Portal, but in a new space post-fire, with wine and small plates like smoked duck flatbread, beef tartare and hummus. It’s open at 9 W. Portal Ave. from 4 p.m to 12 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 4 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday to Tuesday. [Tablehopper]

OAKLAND — Swan’s Market has a new organic juice bar called Super Juiced. Started as a pop-up in 2012, Super Juiced is now permanently open at 540 9th St. See the menu and opening hours here. [Berkeleyside]

CASTRO — Espresso bar Wildcraft is now open with coffee, bone broth and sheep’s milk ice cream at 2299 Market St. [Hoodline]

ALAMEDA — Lithuanian treats like seven-layer honey cake, honey cookies and poppy seed biscuits are for sale at the newly-opened Mama Papa Lithuanian Bakery (1239 Park St.), a spin-off of Mama Papa Lithuanian next door. Head here for opening hours. [East Bay Express]

OAKLAND — The former Doukkala space is now housing Shangri-La Vegan, a macrobiotic vegan spot with lentil soups, stir-fried vegetables and salads at 4905 Telegraph Ave. Head here for menus and opening hours. [Berkeleyside]

CASTRO — A third SF location of Artis Coffee opened at 506 Castro st. with free Wifi, live roasting, pastries, tea and more. Head here for more information and opening hours. [Hoodline]


December 7

EMBARCADERO — The largest location to date of Philz opened at 5 Embarcadero Center with expanded food offerings. Head here for opening hours. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — The third location of Elephant Sushi has opened at 705 Geary St. The menu is similar to the Hyde Street outpost, but with an added omakase menu. There are only 12 seats at the sushi bar. Get hours and menus here. [Hoodline]

NORTH BEACH — After temporarily closing in March after nearly 125 years in the neighborhood, the Original U.S. Restaurant has been reopened at 414 Columbus Ave. by general manager Alberto Cipollina and San Francisco Giants executive vice president of business operations Mario Alioto. Italian-American classics like osso bucco, cannelloni and panelle, plus the addition of pizza, are on the menu. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. [Hoodline]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Nepalese food stall operation Bini's Kitchen has found a permanent home at 1 Post St., and it opened today with a small menu of momos, curries, rice, chai and mango lassi. See the menu and hours here. [SFist]

MISSION — Verve Coffee is for sale at Coffee Missionnow open at 3325 24st St. The space is small, so it’s not for camping out. Hours here. [Tablehopper]

OAKLAND — Laotian spot Souk Savanh has reopened at 1927 International Blvd. with Loatian food like nam kao, chicken wins, noodle soups and more. Head here for opening hours. [East Bay Express]

NORTH BEACH — Trattoria Pinocchio owner Giovanni Zocca has reopened smaller sibling store Geppetto Delicatessen & Catering at 658 Vallejo St. with Italian sandwiches, produce and imported dry goods. It's open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Hoodline]


November 30

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Grab some lunch buffet at Lightening Foodsnow open at 201 Pine St. with salads, fish, meat and Mediterranean-style dishes. See opening hours here. [Tablehopper]

TENDERLOIN — Another banh mi spot has opened in the Tenderloin at 520 Leavenworth St. Mom's Bun Mi serves a menu of classic Vietnamese sandwiches, plus spring rolls and weekend specials. See the full menu here and opening hours here. [Tablehopper]

OUTER MISSION — Sichuan staples are now available at 5820 Mission St. at Maple, which opened recently with a chef from Tianjin. Check out the full menu here and opening hours here. [Tablehopper]