The Morris, the restaurant from sommelier Paul Einbund (Frances, Octavia) and chef/partner Gavin Schmidt (Coi, Campton Place), is now open, as of Monday. And despite a series of delays (including a burst pipe at the very last minute), the industry darlings seem to be off to a strong start, offering a menu of craveable items like foie gras dumplings and smoked duck.
The design of the restaurant, which is located in the 23-year-old Slow Club's former location, is definitely reminiscent of its predecessor, but with a sleek, updated aesthetic. Architect Charles Hemminger (State Bird, Tartine Manufactory) and designer Scott Kester (Aster, ALTA CA) added some video installations (shot by Einbund on his iPhone) to complement the very San Francisco blend of artisans who contributed. That includes Uniforms from SF designer Evan Kinori, bar stools from Fyrn (who also contributed gorgeous chairs to Bellota), and tabletops by Earl Gonzalez. Even the soap is bespoke, custom blended by soapmakers Etta + Billie.
The Morris is open for dinner service from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with extended hours expect to come later down the line.
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