Hi Neighbor, the restaurant group behind the newly opened prix fixe hotspot Trestle (which recently garnered three stars and a geyser of praise from The Chronicle's Michael Bauer) already has a new project in the works.
According to Ryan Cole, partner in the Hi Neighbor group, alongside executive chef Jason Halverson, Tai Ricci, Jason Kirmse and Cyrick Hia, the newest project has been in the works long before Trestle was even on the docket, as part of the offerings at the newly renovated 100 Van Ness property.
The 14-story building, which was originally the AAA building back in the '70s, was one of the last of its height to be built in Hayes Valley, before zoning laws changed to prohibit their construction. The building offers a rooftop with stunning 360 degree vistas that include both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge, which Cole hinted would be accessible to guests of their restaurants. There's no more information on what that might entail, but it could become one of the hottest rooftop spots in the city, given these views.
Now Hi Neighbor is planning to occupy both of the two available food and beverage spaces on the ground floor. And while the concept is still heavily under wraps, Cole did say that they will be "appealing to the on-the-go customer," which is in keeping with the high-paced vibe of the neighborhood— Twitter and many other tech startups are located nearby. He went on to say that the new concepts will incorporate certain aspects from the group's current restaurants (Trestle, Stones Throw and Fat Angel) as well as some new ideas and offerings.
Although there's no official timeline, expect an opening sometime in winter of 2015. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.