SFO, like most airports, is not necessarily known for its culinary offerings, though there are a few standout options. (This is San Francisco, after all.) And there are about to be a few more, including an outpost of Cindy Pawlcyn's 33-year-old Mustard’s Grill. It'll be interesting to see how the chef's food will stand up to the airport treatment. Additionally, Samovar Tea Lounge and a second Napa Farms Market are headed to the international terminal. Mustard’s Grill will bring its menu of American classics, Samovar (whose Castro location is closing) will be pre-security and the airport’s first dedicated tea lounge and Napa Farms Market, which has had a location at SFO since 2011, will bring much of the same as the Terminal 2 spot.
The restaurants, while locally-owned, will be operated by Operator Tastes on the Fly, which runs 15 restaurant brands at SFO, BOS, JFK and DEN. It’s all part of a 10-year $4.1 billion improvement plan that includes terminal renovations, new amenities and, craziest of all, a four-star hotel at the airport.