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Every Bay Area Restaurant Announced in Spring 2016

A roundup of every new restaurant announced in spring 2015. For the most recent listing of Bay Area coming attractions, head here.

An upcoming Cajun restaurant at 2293 Mission St.
An upcoming Cajun restaurant at 2293 Mission St.
Patricia Chang

May 25

MISSION — The beleaguered space at 2293 Mission St. (home to Hapa Ramen, then almost Citizen Fox) will now become an unnamed Cajun concept from the Causwells team. Look out for a fall opening. [EaterWire]

POINT REYES — Station House Cafe owner Sheryl Cahill is opening a casual barbecue spot this summer called Blue Heron BBQ. It’s moving into the Pine Cone Diner at 60 40th St. with "West Coast-style" barbecue. [EaterWire]

SANTA ROSA2 Tread Brewing Company has announced plans to open in downtown Santa Rosa, and join the likes of craft beer royalty, Russian River Brewing Co. The brewery will include a NorCal pub fare restaurant and beer garden in a large 10,000 square-foot space at the Santa Rosa Plaza, hopefully to debut in fall 2016. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Custom Burger is turning into K-OZ Restaurant & Brewery with comfort food buffet-style. It will open this summer. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Cafe Gratitude at 1730 Shattuck Ave. is becoming Agrodolce, a small plate Italian restaurant. [Berkeleyside]

UNION SQUARE — BDK in the Marker Hotel will close and become Tratto, run by hospitality firm Puccini Group. Details to come about this restaurant set to open later this year. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Beer garden Degrees Plato will open at 4251 MacArthur Blvd. with craft beer and Latin food in a family-friendly space. [Berkeleyside]


May 18

BERKELEY — A Taco Bell with booze is a college student's dream, and it's about to come true. Taco Bell Cantina, which will be located at 2528B Durant Ave., is geared toward millennials, with items like chicken fingers and chili cheese nachos, a sassier interior and alcoholic drinks. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Upper Telegraph is about to receive another caffeination station, as Romeo's Coffee poetically takes over the former Shakespeare & Co. bookstore. There'll be pastries from Starter Bakery, juice, sandwiches, bagels, pour over coffee and espresso drinks. [Berkeleyside]

SAN JOSE — A new beer garden is headed to San Jose's German neighborhood, by the name of Ludwig's German Table. It'll also be a restaurant, serving traditional German dishes with California produce; it's slated to open early June. [Mercury News]

COW HOLLOW — The Mina Test Kitchen has unveiled its newest concept: an international barbecue collaboration between Ayesha Curry (yes, that Curry) and Mina himself, called International Smoke. The menu will focus on the lighter side of grilled and smoked meats from around the world, like "Around the World" pork ribs cooked either Korean, al pastor or St. Louis-style. The smoke starts billowing June 4. [EaterWire]

May 11

NORTH BEACH —  The Speakeasy, Boxcar Theatre's immersive theatrical experience, will return this August with a brand new full-time, 9,050-square-foot space on the edge of Chinatown and North Beach (exact address to be determined). Previews for the show begin Friday, August 12, and tickets go on sale June 13. [EaterWire]

MARINA — The second location of Outer Sunset poke spot Poki Time will land inside the former combination Kentucky Fried Chicken/Taco Bell space at 2101 Lombard St. It’s a temporary lease, since the building is set to be demolished in coming years, but should open in June. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Half Moon Brewing Company is bringing its beers up north this summer, in the form of Pacific Standard, a combination taproom and bottle shop in downtown Berkeley at 2055 Center St. This is the first expansion of its kind for the brewery, which also has a restaurant at its location in Pillar Point Harbor, where it has operated for the past 16 years. [EaterWire]

PALO ALTO — Washington, D.C.-based salad chain Sweetgreen will open its second Bay Area location on Tuesday, May 17 at 581 Ramona St. [EaterWire]

WALNUT CREEK — San Francisco Giants fan favorite (and Willie Brown power lunch spot) MoMo's is expanding to the East Bay with a new location at 1444 N. California Blvd. It's their first expansion since opening in 1998. [Mercury News]

SOMANoman Coffee Co. will join the Duboce Truck Stop in a repurposed shipping container. The coffee shop's proceeds will support local artists. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Italian restaurant Giovanni will reopen this fall at 2420 Shattuck Ave. after closing last year after a fire. It will become a local pizzeria with an indoor Bocce court, redone bar, and a larger entrance. [Berkeleyside]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Italian sandwich spot Wise Guy Deli will open at 214 California St. with big sandwiches at smaller prices, plus soups and side salads. [Hoodline]

SANTA ROSA — 4501 Montgomery Dr. is turning into Mountain Mike's Brewpub with craft beer and a full bar from the owners of Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Stoute Brothers, and Bibi’s Burgers. [Bite Club Eats]

OAKLAND — Amba Falafel at 6464 Moraga Ave. is becoming Fifth Quarter Charcuterie, a retail store with charcuterie, prepared foods, and sandwiches from Scott Brennan (Cafe Rouge), who has been selling charcuterie at farmers’ markets in Berkeley for five years. [Tablehopper]

SOMA — Another location of Blue Bottle is moving into the ground floor of 2 South Park, to hopefully open this fall. [Hoodline]


May 4

MID-MARKET — The owner of Mateo’s Taqueria is opening a restaurant in the Uber building at 1455 Market St. The full concept is still to be determined, but it will be a counter service spot with tacos, burritos and other Mexican fare. It’s expected to open mid-summer. [Hoodline]

MID-MARKET — Also heading to the Uber building is Kagawa-Ya, a 2,400-square-foot udon shop from chef Sean Lim and Katherine Lim. [SF Business Times]

MID MARKET — Finally, a third restaurant that will be an Italian cafe concept is also moving into the Uber building, but details are still to come. [SF Business Times]

CASTRO — Top Chef alum Ryan Scott (Market & Rye) is opening Finn Town at 2251 Market St. It will be a comfort food tavern opening this fall. [EaterWire]

MARINA — Hot pot is hitting the Marina at 2151 Lombard St. with Nabe II, an expansion of Inner Sunset spot Habe. It will be similar to the original and should open this month. [Hoodline]

OUTER SUNSET — Yum Yum Fish at 2181 Irving St. will become Lazy Fish, a sushi restaurant focusing on takeout. [Hoodline]

BAYVIEW — Bayview is getting its first Starbucks at 3801 3rd St. [Hoodline]

MISSION — Bargarin supermarket Grocery Outlet is expanding with two new locations in the Mission (1245 S. Van Ness Ave.) and Portola (1390 Silver Ave.). The Mission location is slated to open October 6 and the Portola store on August 18. [Hoodline]


April 27

POTRERO HILL — Dat Spot is turning into a mac-and-cheese restaurant called Mac Daddy from the same chef and owner. There will be 12 variations on the menu (all of which can be made gluten-free, because, SF), plus salads, soups, sides and entrees — see the full menu here. Mac Daddy will open Monday, May 2 every day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Taking over the Coco Frio space at 2937 Mission St. will be a cocktail-driven restaurant and bar called Evil Eye from Matt Norris (Soluna). There will be a pool table and pinball machines. [Capp St. Crap]

INNER SUNSET — A location of Four Barrel Coffee will open at 1226 9th Ave with outdoor space. [Hoodline]


April 20

EMERYVILLE — The Emeryville Public Market has two new stalls opening this summer: a Peruvian cafe called Granja Eatery from chef Carlos Altamirano (La Costanera) and a second location of Oui Oui Macaron. [EaterWire]

MISSION — A food hall named Foodhall is coming to 3100 16th St. with cheese and charcuterie, Counter Culture coffee, hot food for takeaway (or eating at one of the few bar seats), wine, liquor, pastries and product. It’s expected to open in May. [EaterWire]

FILLMORE — Clay Theater is making some changes to incorporate a full-service restaurant with beer and wine in its viewing room to compete with places like Alamo Drafthouse and Sundance Kabuki. [Hoodline]

OUTER SUNSET Sunny Wheatfield Cafe, a branch of Fancy Wheat Field Cafe in Chinatown, is opening at 2305 Irving St. with cakes, desserts and Chinese pastries like egg tarts and pineapple buns. [Hoodline]

CHINATOWN — From the Ten Ren tea company owners comes Hanlin Tea Room at 801-809 Kearny St., which will serve Taiwanese food, tea and bubble tea. [Hoodline]

INNER SUNSET — Coming to 890 Taraval St. is Lollipot, a new BYOB Taiwanese-style hot pot spot with 20 tables. It’s expected to open this coming weekend. [Hoodline]


April 13

SOMA — San Diego arcade bar Coin-Op Game Room is coming to 508 4th St. and bringing craft cocktails alongside elevated bar food among tons of games. It is anticipated to open in late July. [EaterWire]

MISSIONDum, the Indian soul food truck that got its start roving the streets of San Francisco and at various Off the Grid locations is moving into the old Local Mission Eatery space. Look for a mid-May opening. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Ales Unlimited, the Pacific Heights craft beer store is taking over 222 Hyde St. (currently The Basement) come May. Owners Steve and Betty Smith are turning the space into a craft beer bar called Ales Unlimited Beer Basement, which will have craft beer, ciders and wine by the glass. [Hoodline]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Coffee shop Espressamente Illy is opening its fourth SF location at 505 Sansome St. on May 1. [SF Weekly]

INNER SUNSET — 839 Irving St. is becoming Honey Creme, a confectionary with 26 locations throughout China and southeast Asia. [Hoodline]

FREMONT — Hot dog chain Dog Haus is opening a location at 43456 Boscell Rd. on Friday, April 15. [SF Weekly]

INNER SUNSET — Bubble tea shop Tea4U will open at 646 Irving St. [Hoodline]


April 6

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The charming Claude Lane will soon have a scoop shop for all FiDi workers and dwellers, courtesy of Oakland-born Little Giant Ice Cream, set to open at 214 Sutter St. later this month. [EaterWire]

BERNAL HEIGHTS — Isabel Caudillo is bringing her beloved living room Mexican restaurant and Noe Valley Farmers’ Market stand El Buen Comer to an official home at 3435 Mission St. It should open in May. [The Chron]

OAKLAND — The owner of Drexl is opening another bar at 1739 Broadway in the old Bulldog Coffee Shop. Details to come. [Berkeleyside]


March 30

MID-MARKET — San Francisco’s booming Burmese scene will continue to grow: Burma Superstar owners Desmond Htunlin and Jocelyn Lee are opening a restaurant at 989 Mission St., but the concept is still under wraps. [EaterWire]

NOPA — Set to open this summer is Powder, a Taiwanese shaved snow shop at 260 Divisadero St. Taiwanese shaved snow is filtered water and Three Twins dairy ice flavored with mango, coffee, sesame and more and shaved to resemble freshly-fallen snow. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Tenderloin dwellers and United Kingdom natives Sharon and Jason Lindley (Bacchus Kirk) are opening a British-themed cafe in the neighborhood. Called the Scullery, it’ll have Brit cult-favorite PG Tips tea, SF cult-favorite Sightglass coffee and traditional dishes like Welsh rarebit. The small space will open up to the sidewalk outside, hopefully with an opening date of May 15. [EaterWire]

NAPA — In an effort to revitalize the space, the Napa Valley Opera House is bringingin NYC-based Blue Note, a jazz club and restaurant that will transplant its concept into the ground floor of the Opera House. [EaterWire]

SAN JOSEThe Halal Guys, the popular New York street food vendor, has announced plans to open a third Bay Area location in San Jose. The 1,200 square-foot space at 81 Curtner Avenue, Suite 20 has an estimated opening of May. [EaterWire]

SAN JOSESmitten is opening a location of its liquid nitrogen ice cream shop in Santana Row this summer. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Indian restaurant Rooh will open at 333 Brannan St., the first U.S. location from Good Time Restaurants in India. [Hoodline]

SOMAPeet's Coffee & Tea is opening at 1400 Mission with 2,500 square feet of space. [Hoodline]

SOMA — San Francisco’s second location of all-organic fast food spot The Organic Coup will open in the Rincon Center this spring. [Hoodline]


March 23

MISSION — Taking over the former St. Vincent space, Barzotto aims to offer diners high-quality, but affordable pasta dishes. Michelle Minori has signed on as chef, leaving her position as executive chef of Ne Timeas restaurant group (Flour + Water, Aatxe, Central Kitchen, Cafe du Nord, Salumeria) to design a menu of simple but high-quality pastas. If all goes according to plan, the restaurant will open at the end of July for lunch and dinner. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Chicken yakitori will overtake the old Modu space at 4828 Telegraph Ave. in the form of Hina Yakitori, to open April 1. [Berkeleyside]

SOMA — East Bay pizzeria Chicks and Love Pizza is expanding to 1745 Folsom St. come May. [Inside Scoop]

NORTH BEACH — Melt! At 700 Columbus Ave is becoming Peppercorn, a Cal-cuisine spot with salads, sandwiches and small bites. It should open this summer. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Full service grocery store People's Community Market will open at 3103 Myrtle St. in hopefully late 2017. [Inside Scoop]

OAKLAND — Oakland is getting yet another beer garden, this one called Laurel Beer Garden at 3721 and 3725 MacArthur Blvd. [Berkeleyside]

SAN FRANCISCO — Fisherman's Wharf's 3 Potato 4 has plans to expand to two new locations, one in the city and another in Palo Alto. The owner has hopes to open 50 locations on the West Coast in the next five years. [Hoodline]


March 16

DOGPATCH — Chef Daniel Patterson (Coi, Aster, Alta CA, Haven, Plum Bar, Alfred’s Steakhouse) is planning a new restaurant at the Minnesota Street Project, an affordable space for galleries and artists. Patterson’s restaurant won’t arrive until the fall, but it will service what the neighborhood wants, according to Patterson. [EaterWire]

SFO — Chef/owner David Lawrence is adding a second location of his Southern restaurant 1300 on Fillmore to the international terminal, post-security. The restaurant should debut in January 2017 and will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The country’s first USDA-certified organic fast food restaurant, The Organic Coupis opening a location at 101 Spear St. with fried chicken in sandwich, wrap or salad form. The plan is to be open late March or early April. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKETDoughnut Dolly, the East Bay shop specializing in filled doughnuts, is bringing its popular wares to a kiosk in the lobby of the conspicuously doughnut-less Twitter building, serving a selection of sweet, filled doughnuts alongside new savory offerings, coffee and sandwiches to-go. [EaterWire]

NORTH BEACH — After closing in 2014, O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in North Beach will reopen soon as Chief Sullivan’s, with a similar feel to O’Reilly’s. [EaterWire]

RINCON HILL — Marin's Woodlands Market is making its way into the city, bringing a full-service grocery store to the bottom of the LUMINA, a very upscale residential building that is slated to open early 2017 at 201 Folsom. [EaterWire]

LOWER HAIGHT — 400 Haight St. has already found someone willing to pay the rent hike where Rickbobby used to be. The Lodge on Haight will take its place, an American restaurant from Matt Nudelman (Greenburger's) and Tim Felkner (Vigilante Hospitality). It's currently slated to open in early April. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Members-only social club Modernist is expanding to 139 Steuart St., from the owners of 5A5 Steak Lounge. [Hoodline]

EMERYVILLE — Vietnamese sandwich shop Banh Mi Joint is set to open at 3900 Adeline St. with spring rolls, chicken wings, noodles bowls and more. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — 921 Washington St. will soon be Endgame Cafe, a board game cafe that will open with live music and coffee. [Berkeleyside]

OAKLAND — Portal Pizza is opening sister spot Philomena Pizza at 1801 14th Ave. with pizza and beer. [Berkeleyside]


March 9

MISSION — Chino will now become Bar San Pancho, a "Cal-Mexican cantina" concept, offering dishes like cocteles de camarones, spicy wings, chile relleno tacos and more. The switcheroo is expected to wrap up quickly, with an early April opening in the works. [EaterWire]

PALO ALTO — Silicon Valley is finally getting a Nobu, the internationally beloved Japanese restaurant. No word yet on where it will land, but speculation suggests the Epiphany (Larry Ellison's boutique hotel in downtown Palo Alto). [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — The Marin-born Belcampo Meat Co. is expanding to a 5,000-square-foot warehouse in the Jack London neighborhood. There’s no anticipated opening date yet for the Oakland location, so stay tuned. [EaterWire]

CASTROThe Castro Republic is taking over the former Ovok space, AKA the former SliderBar space. It’s a tapas spot from the owner of Tacos Club, La Mission Mexican Grill, Taqueria Monte Cristo, Talavera Mexican Grill and Casa Latina Bakery. [Hoodline]

EMERYVILLE — The old Commonwealth Micropub space is the new home of Patatas, a Latin restaurant with dishes like paella, stews and seafood. [Berkeleyside]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Seattle chain Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches is opening at 220 Battery St. come this summer. It’s the first location outside of Washington state and will serve sandwiches, salads, soups and breakfast. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Herb N’ Chicken is becoming Guacamole 61, a seasonal Mexican restaurant that uses local ingredients. It’s expected to open late March. [Berkeleyside]


March 2

SFO — The 33-year-old Mustard’s Grill in Napa, Samovar Tea Lounge and a second Napa Farms Market are headed to the international terminal at SFO. [EaterWire]

BERKELEYTender Greens is landing at 2071 University Ave. this fall with salads for all. [Berkeleyside]

CASTRO — Poke is coming to 314 Church St. Called Poke Bar, the restaurant will serve sushi burritos in addition to poke. Expect a mid-March arrival. [Hoodline]

ALAMEDA — Kau Kau Corner is becoming Boyd's Barbecue, to serve the smoky stuff along with beer and wine. [Berkeleyside]

NORTH BEACHDip, dedicated to organic French dip sandwiches in beef, pork and lamb versions, is on the way to 1318 Grant Ave. Dip is anticipated to open in May. [Tablehopper]

NORTH BEACH — Hotel Des Arts is opening a bar called Bar Fluxus in the hotel in the coming months, though construction has not yet started. [Hoodline]

NORTH BEACHKan Ramen is headed to 229 Columbus Ave. in the former Cool Tea Bar space. [Hoodline]

NORTH BEACH — The Helmand is turning into Bear Beers, though it is unclear what the food situation will be. [Hoodline]

FISHERMAN’S WHARF Chennai Kings, a South Indian spot, is expanding to 419 Beach St. It has two other locations in Mountain View and San Jose. [Hoodline]