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Barcha, a Casual Mediterranean Concept From the Team Behind Sens, Headed to Market Street

If Sens is your jam, Barcha will be, too.

Barcha will be in the 425 Market Street building, with the entrance at 28 Freemont Street.
Barcha will be in the 425 Market Street building, with the entrance at 28 Freemont Street.

From the folks behind Sens comes Mediterranean newcomer Barcha, set to open in the Financial District's 425 Market Street building on October 1. According to owner Kais Bouzidi, Barcha will be a mix of Turkish, Moroccan and Spanish dishes, similar to Sens, but with an all-new menu (and no hookahs).

"The Barcha and Sens concepts are similar, as they share similar direction and inspiration; however, the menus are entirely different," Bouzidi told Eater SF. "Barcha will offer healthy, satisfying lunch items and a casual atmosphere and then transform into a Mediterranean wine bar serving tapas, wine, craft beer and family-style entrees for a shared experience."

Executive chef of Sens, Michel Adams, will oversee Barcha, too, offering dishes like soup ($4), salads, shawarma plates and sandwiches ($11 and up) at lunch, happy hour tapas in between lunch and dinner, and meat, fish and vegetarian entrees at dinner ($18- $28). In an interesting twist, any entree can be ordered per person to be served family-style (and will be priced accordingly). Early Instagram photos show test dishes of salmon toast, fish and meat skewers, falafel and a burrata plate. Beverages will include local and Mediterranean wines, as well as beer by the bottle and on draft, curated by Sens' beverage director Peter Steiner.

Lunch will run Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., tapas Monday-Saturday from 3:30 p.m.- close and dinner Monday-Saturday 5:30 p.m.- close.