As Eater reported last week, Kitchen 388 abruptly shut its doors on May 31, offering only a note from chef-owner Joseph Dunbar announcing that it had been sold. As it turns out, the new owner is Philip Thoman, owner of popular Nob Hill brunch spot, Olea. According to Thoman, he plans to keep Kitchen 388 much the same, offering the same popular brunch menu as the original, but with the addition of dishes with "Mexican undertones," much like Olea's menu which feature favorites like huevos rancheros and migas. The kitchen will be headed up by chef Brian Brother, who was part of the Kitchen 388 team before the sale.
Right now Thoman plans to reopen for brunch on Friday, June 19 after a minor refresh of the interior. Hours will remain the same, offering brunch Friday-Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with dinner to follow.