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Inside Michelin-Starred All Spice's New Downtown Spinoff

The San Mateo favorite now has a second location in the city.

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After a misfire with new concept Game, which shuttered six months after opening, Sachin Chopra and Shoshana Wolff have decided to return to their roots, transforming the former Masa's space outside of Union Square into a second location of their Michelin-starred San Mateo restaurant, All Spice. Like the original All Spice, the San Francisco edition offers "New American Exotic" cuisine, featuring hefty doses of spices from around the globe, with a particular emphasis on Indian flavors. Chopra himself is running the kitchen in SF until the new location gets off the ground, and fans will find some of the original location's most popular dishes on the menu, like scallops and bone marrow, pink radish soup with caviar, and aab-e-gosht (wild boar with rosemary-olive potato bread).

But there are also plenty of new creations unique to the SF outpost, including "sea toast," a green levain bread topped with eggplant spread, oysters, caviar, and edible miniature marine plants, and adobo-style quail. As a holdover from Game, the menu also boasts a heavier game emphasis than San Mateo, including elk osso bucco and Montreal-spiced venison. Here's the current dinner and drink menu, and the dessert menu.

The 60-seat space has retained the upscale bent it had in the Game days, with prices to match, but Chopra and Wolff have shaken things up a bit, refreshing the color scheme and changing up the art and chairs to convey All Spice's vibe. The space also boasts a nine-seat bar and 12-seat lounge with a variety of house cocktails, including classics like the Penicillin and Remember the Maine and new concoctions like the Gunpowder, a gin gimlet with green tea. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 5:30-9:30 pm, and Saturday, 5-10 pm.

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