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95 Bay Area Restaurants Announced in Summer 2016

A continually-updated list of places opening soon around the area. Head here for a the latest coming attractions announced in the Bay Area.

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August 31

ROCKRIDGEDuchess, an all-day pub, is moving into 5422 College Ave., with hours starting at 6 a.m. until at least midnight every day. [EaterWire]

OUTER SUNSET — Yet another poke spot is on the horizon, this one called Hook Fish Co. and going into 3830 Noriega St. this October. [Thrillist]

OUTER RICHMOND — The old Victoria Pizza space (3605 Balboa st.) is becoming Mr. Banh Mi, a banh mi shop from the children of the owners of Kim Son, which is across the street.

DUBLIN — A second location of Wayback Burgers is moving into the Fallon Gateway Shopping Center at 3856 Fallon Rd. this winter. [Mercury News]


August 24

OUTER RICHMOND — The Pizzetta 211 team is expanding into the laundromat next door to open a separate, seafood-focused Mediterranean restaurant (still unnamed) in the 2,000-square-foot space. They anticipates an early summer 2017 opening. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Osha Thai is opening a Laotian spot called Lao Table at 149 2nd St., likely early fall. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Neapolitan pizzeria Lucia’s will soon open at 2016 Shattuck Ave. with that bubbly, doughy crust, as well as small plates, beer, and wine. Expect a September opening. [EaterWire]

WALNUT CREEK — Nationwide chain True Food Kitchen is bringing its clean eating ethos to the Bay Area (there are vegan, vegetarian, organic, gluten-free, Paleo, and Mediterranean diet options on the menu). The Palo Alto location — the chain’s 14th — will open in the Stanford Shopping Center on October 4 and Walnut Creek at Broadway Plaza on October 18. [EaterWire]

PALO ALTO — Come late 2016, French Laundry alums Dennis Kelly and Anthony Secviar are opening Prestige, an "approachable fine dining" restaurant at 260 California Ave. in the ground floor of a 26,000-square-foot office building. [Inside Scoop]

MISSION — Garcon’s former executive chef Arthur Wall will imminently open Bayou, a New Orleans-inspired spot, at 3412 17th St. [SFist]

MISSION — Indian classics like curries and biryani, plus fusion dishes like tandoori burritos and burgers are coming to 2154 Mission St. via a new restaurant opening in a few weeks called Naan N Curry. [Mission Mission]

OAKLAND — Coffee lab and tasting room The Crown is set to open at 2523 Broadway with a public-facing tasting room, a cupping lab, a brewing lab, a roasting lab, and an events space. There will only be coffee offered. It’s from the green coffee importer, Royal Coffee. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEYBonita Fish Market at 1941 University Ave. closed last week, and already news of a poke spot moving in has hit. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY — The Tendernob’s Mediterranean spot Saha has closed, but will reopen at 2451 Shattuck Ave. (the old Herbivore space). Look out for it come October. [SFist]


August 17

SOMA — Fast casual fried chicken sandwiches are headed SoMa’s way, courtesy of empire builder Adriano Paganini (Back of the House). Called The Bird, this will be a Paganini’s third fast casual venture (behind Super Duper and Uno Dos Tacos), this one focused on free-range fried chicken sandwiches rather than burgers or tacos. The Bird is set to open this fall at 115 New Montgomery St. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Organic salad chain Sweetgreen is setting its salad sights on the big city. Specifically SoMa, where signage has gone up for a brand new location at 171 2nd St. [EaterWire]

BAYVIEW — Burger joint Bishop’s Burgers has applied to take over 4801 Third St. in Mendell Plaza. [EaterWire]

TENDERNOB — Fly Bar at 1085 Sutter St. is becoming Miller’s, a neighborhood bar and restaurant. [Tablehopper]

NOPA — Japanese chocolatier Green Bean to Bar is moving into 621 Divisadero St., but will rename the concept first. [Hoodline]


August 10

MISSION — Chefs Nick Balla and Cortney Burns, the duo behind fermented favorite Bar Tartine, are working on an entirely new restaurant concept. Called Motzethe restaurant will offer a globally-influenced menu with strong ties to Japan. Though they are still looking for a space, Balla and Burns will preview the food every Monday night moving forward at Bar Tartine, starting Monday, August 15. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Lower Haight ramen shop Iza Ramen is expanding to 1155 Folsom St., this time with an expanded izakaya-style tapas menu and lunch service. It’s set to open this fall. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Coworking space Bar Works is opening in the historic Jack’s space at 615 Sacramento St. The three-story space will fit 400 work areas for freelancers, travelers, and telecommuting employees, as well as food and drink services. The company aims to open by the end of the year. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Coming to Grand Lake at 3255 Lakeshore Ave. is The Cat House, a cocktail-driven bar from Hortensia Mitura & Hana Hayashi, two bartenders who have worked at Boot & Shoe and Pizzaiolo for years. The bar will be open daily from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with cocktails, spirits, beer and wine — though no food — and it will have lots of cat references. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Coffee purveyor Sweet Maria's is expanding its operations into a larger warehouse space at 28th and Adeline Streets at the end of August. [Berkeleyside]

FREMONT — San Jose Korean all-you-can-eat barbecue restaurant Gen Korean BBQ is opening a second NorCal location at Pacific Commons in early 2017. [Mercury News]

TENDERLOINHinata Sushi is moving into the now-shuttered Mazza Luna space at 810 Van Ness Ave., from the same owners. Expect an early September opening. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — 2410 Channing Way is becoming 1951 Coffee, a non-profit coffee shop that will train and employ refugees. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY — Breakfast and lunch spot Creekwoo is coming to 3121 Sacramento St. with eggs, baked goods, salads, and more. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY — A brewery focusing on "funky" beers called Gilman Brewing Company will open at 912 Gilman St. later this summer. [Berkeleyside]

EMERYVILLE610One Restaurant is opening in the old Bucci’s space at 6121 Hollis St. with Asian-American food. [Berkeleyside]


August 3

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Seattle’s favorite sandwich shop, Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches, is coming to SF. Specifically, the first will open in the Financial District (222 Battery St.) on November 14. Leases have also been signed for a second in Danville (405 Railroad Ave. in Iron Horse Plz.) on January 9, and a third in Lafayette (3597 Mt. Diablo Blvd.) on January 10. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Coming to Uptown Oakland is Forage Kitchen , a new coworking kitchen space at 478 25th St. for chefs and artisans to make their goods in a professional space with business support. There’s a cafe component, too, to showcase the people working there and the goods they make, and it will rotate its offerings. [EaterWire]

BURLINGAMERise Pizzeria is opening at 1451 Burlingame Ave. this September with Neapolitan pizza (made in ovens shipped from Naples) from owner Omid Zahedi. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Nido is opening a second restaurant up the street at 104 Oak St. called Nido’s Backyard, and it will be Mexican food cooked on an outdoor wood-fired adobe grill, AKA Mexican barbecue like tacos, quesadillas, and slow-cooked meats. It will also have two bars with rotating bartenders and live music. [EaterWire]

EMERYVILLE — Southern and soul food restaurant Adeline Collective is in the works at 3801 San Pablo Ave. from chef/owner Michael Johnson. It’s classic Southern comfort food with French and Creole influences, and during the day it will be fast casual, transitioning to full service at night. [E'ville Eye]

BERKELEY — Handlebar (984 University Ave.) is becoming Doc's Refresher, a casual American restaurant with a retro game room. [Berkeleyside]


July 27

MARINA — The old Tacolicious space at 2031 Chestnut St. already has a new tenant, and it’s Asian Box, the local chain that makes customizable rice, noodle, or salad bowls in Asian flavors. It’s the first new location in what the restaurant plans of eight to open in California. Keep an eye out for locations in Burlingame, San Jose, and Campbell soon, too. [Inside Scoop]

BERNAL HEIGHTS — Pop-up Thai noodle restaurant Nute’s Noodle Night is in the process of buying the space it has been using at 903 Cortland St. The restaurant is expected to open in September. [Inside Scoop]

BERKELEY — Pizza truck Passione is looking to open a quick service permanent space called Passione Pizza Emporio at 2324 5th St. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEYRevival Bar & Kitche is adding a coffee window with Highwire Coffee Roasters on the Addison Street side. [Berkeleyside]


July 20

HAYES VALLEY — From 1760 opening chef Adam Tortosa comes The Starling, a sushi restaurant that will riff on traditional Japanese techniques through Californian influences. Located at 388 Fulton St., The Starling will have a more playful atmosphere than traditional sushi temples (think Tupac blasting from the speakers), while keeping the focus on local, sustainable fish combined with seasonal Bay Area produce in an omakase starting at $79. Keep an eye out for an early winter opening. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEY — Hayes Valley is about to get a lot more festive, with the addition of The Riddler, a Champagne bar. Local PR maven Jen Pelka (Magnum PR) is behind the project, and it's a female-owned Champagne bar moving into the Momi Tobi's Revolution Cafe & Art Bar space (528 Laguna St.). [EaterWire]

COLE VALLEY — Local grocery delivery company Luke’s Local will be taking over Alpha Market (960 Cole St.), bringing its specialty prepared foods, local produce, fresh flowers, and pantry items to the neighborhood. It’s happening in the next four months. [EaterWire]

RICHMOND — Home brewing enthusiasts Chris Coomber and Rob Lightner are opening East Brother Beer Company, a taproom and brewery with "craft classics" style of broadly-appealing American craft beers. It’s opening this summer at 1001 Canal Blvd. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Korean fusion restaurant Fusebox is expanding into the space next door, doubling its capacity to 60 people. [Inside Scoop]

OAKLAND — Hayes Valley rotisserie and fried chicken restaurant Proposition Chicken is expanding to 3260 Lakeshore Ave. [EBX]

UPPER HAIGHT — Tikka Fresh at 1668 Haight St. is becoming Om Indian Cuisine, an Indian and Himalayan restaurant. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Combination bike shop, cafe, and social club Luckyduck is set to open at 302 12th St. with sandwiches, vegetarian options, coffee, beer, wine, and cider. Look for a mid-August opening. [Berkeleyside]

SOMA — A coffee shop called Pentacle Coffee, backed by a Four Barrel alum, is opening at 64 Sixth St. this fall. [Hoodline]

SOMAThe Argentum Project is opening at 47 Sixth St. this fall. It will be an Italian and Greek cafe that focuses mainly on takeout. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — An upscale, British-influenced, family-friendly neighborhood pub is replacing Barclay's (5940 College Ave.), though not much is known about the owners nor their plans. The new concept should open around Labor Day. [Inside Scoop]


July 13

RUSSIAN HILL — The forlorn La Boulange at 2300 Polk St. will sit empty no longer: Come mid-September, fast casual cafe Split Bread will take its place, bringing a cozy, all-day eating affair to the heart of Russian Hill. [EaterWire]

EAST BAY — Organic, clean eating brand Urban Remedy is opening up four shops across the East Bay. Lafayette (63 Lafayette Cir.) and Walnut Creek (1320 Locust St. Ste. B) are first up this August, followed by Berkeley (2946 College Ave.) in September and Oakland (2344 Harrison St.) in November. [EaterWire]

BERKELEYEatsa, the quinoa automat (that does not actually employ robots), is planning its third Bay Area location in Berkeley at 2334 Telegraph Ave. It is currently slated for a late summer opening date— just in time to welcome back hungry hordes of students with iPhones and a hankering for quinoa. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Mission D&A, the semi-permanent, rotating pop-up from chefs David Nayfeld and Angela Pinkerton, has announced its next moves. Next up is a one-day-only "Ice Cream Social" on July 31 (in partnership with Quince’s Shawn Gawle), followed by "Bistronomy," an exploration of the modern Paris bistro from August 4 through September 3; tickets are available here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — A coffee shop outpost of Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi’s fast food restaurant Locol will open with savory pastries at 3446 Market St. [EBX]

COW HOLLOW — A pizza and wine bar is opening at 2136 Union St. called Naples on Union, to arrive late summer. [Tablehopper]


July 6

COW HOLLOW — The owner of Belga is taking over the old Betelnut space next door (2030 Union St.) with an unannounced new concept that should debut in October. [EaterWire]

SOMA — Startup Momentum Machines has plans to open a restaurant at 680 Folsom St. using machines that fully automate burger-making. [EaterWire]

NAPA — Oenotri alums Josh Balague and Ethan Speizer have teamed up to create Nuri, a globally-influenced, hyper-seasonal restaurant. It will open in Napa next year. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Bubble tea chain Plentea is opening at 2430 Durant Ave. with rice bowls, Belgian waffles, and cakes, in addition to the tea. [Berkeleyside]


June 29

TENDERNOB — Hitachino Nest Beer is opening its very first U.S. restaurant right here in San Francisco. Called Hitachno Beer & Wagyu, it will be an izakaya in the Tendernob helmed by chef/partner Noriyuki Sugie, formerly of the now-closed Nombe in the Mission. Look for a July opening. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Jeannie Ho, the daughter of the owners of Tao Yin sushi next door, is opening Our Poke Place 3517 20th St. Expect a mid-July opening with tuna, salmon, hamachi, and shrimp available for pre-chosen or custom bowls ranging from $10 to $15. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily with about 20 seats. [EaterWire]

EMBARCADERO — David Fukuda, a partner in La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, is reportedly bringing Coast Poke Counter to One Market Plaza’s food court. Details are very scarce, so stay tuned. [Hoodline]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Look out for Ohana Poke Bar at 605 Kearny St. to add yet another option in worker land. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Cafe Gratitude at 1730 Shattuck Ave. is becoming Agrodolce, a Sicilian trattoria from the owners of Trattoria La Siciliana, scheduled to open late summer. [Inside Scoop]

EMERYVILLE Yuzu Ramen (1298 65th St.) is bringing more ramen to the East Bay, this one focusing on the Osaka region with tonkotsu, gyukotsu, vegan broth, and more. Look for a July opening. [Berkeleyside]

UNION SQUARE — Ike’s is opening a six- to eight-month pop-up in the old Blondie’s Pizza space at 63 Powell St. It will be an Ike's Press, the quicker grab-and-go concept with 15 sandwiches a day. [Hoodline]

TENDERLOINIke’s is also opening a regular location at 901 Polk St. [Hoodline]

SAN JOSE — Sandwich shop Firehouse Subs is expanding to San Jose at 5130 Cherry Ave. this summer. [Mercury News]


June 22

TREASURE ISLAND — Woods Beer Co. is opening a fourth spot on Treasure Island on July 9 called Woods Island Club with an indoor tasting room (in an old airplane hangar), eight beers on tap, a barrel aging facility, and — the best part — a 4,000-square-foot outdoor "beer beach" right on the beach of Treasure Island’s Clipper Cove. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Come this July, the L'Aviateur space, which closed in February, will no longer lie dormant, springing back to life as a Japanese small plates concept called Bon, Nene. Expect Japanese dishes with French techniques, like various gyoza and koji-marinated karaage (fried chicken) bao, or steamed buns. [EaterWire]

FILLMOREJane, the bakery and cafe with two other locations (in Pacific Heights and the Tenderloin), will open a third in the former KFC/Taco Bell space in the Fillmore (1881 Geary St.). The new location will become a bakery production space, conveniently located near to both of its other cafes, with a coffee shop and cafe component as well. Look out for a September opening. [EaterWire]

HEALDSBURG — Sleepy wine country nightlife will get a boost with the addition of Duke's, a cocktail bar from a trio of Spoonbar alums. The bar will open in downtown Healdsburg on June 23, offering craft cocktails with a culinary leanings from Laura Sanfilippo, Tara Heffernon, and Steve Maduro. [EaterWire]

NOE VALLEYBistro SF is moving from Lower Pac Heights to 1305 Castro St., as the owner likes the "more European" vibe in that neighborhood. [Hoodline]

OAKLAND — Former Boot and Shoe Service employees Hortensia Mitura and Hana Haysasi are opening The Cat House at 3255 Lakeshore Ave. More details to come. [Berkeleyside]

EMERYVILLE — Basic Cafe (5000 Adeline St.) owner George LaFrance is switchingconcepts to Estelle, a modern American restaurant. [Berkeleyside]


June 15

MID-MARKET — World-renowned ramen shop Ippudo is moving into 18 Yerba Buena Ln. come March 2017. The upcoming Berkeley location is still on track for this summer. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Camino chefs Russell Moore and Allison Hopelain are planning their first ever expansion with a kebab-focused spot called The Kebabery, in the former Salsipuedes space in Oakland. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDHorsefeather owners Justin Lew and Ian Scalzo are opening another cocktail bar at 1800 Franklin St., set to debut next year. [EaterWire]

MISSION BAY — SoMa StrEat Food Park owner Carlos Muela is opening Spark Social SF, an 18,000-square-foot food truck park near AT&T Park at 601 Mission Bay Blvd. It will open Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m. [Inside Scoop]

NORTH BEACH — The owners of Union Larder are opening an Austrian wine bar called The Salzburg at 633 Union St. [Hoodline]


June 8

MISSION — Upcoming Nopa Italian restaurant Che Fico chefs are opening a pop-up restaurant in the old Roosevelt Tamale Parlor space (2817 24th St.) as they wait and plan for Che Fico to open. Called Mission D&A, the idea is a rotating concept that features different cuisines and inspirations every few weeks. See the menu and buy tickets for the first concept — a Russian dinner party — here. [EaterWire]

HAYES VALLEY — Johnny Doughnuts is traversing the Golden Gate to land in Hayes Valley, opening its first San Francisco location at 388 Fulton, a new micro-condo high rise at Fulton and Gough Streets. Expect the same menu of both yeast and cake doughnuts, as well as vegan and gluten-free versions to arrive toward the end of the year. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Perdition Smokehouse (2050 University Ave.) is becoming Berkeley Social Club, a "classic breakfast-lunch eatery" during the day anda Korean restaurant at night. It's currently projected to open in early August. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Casa Cubana (59 Grand Ave.) has closed and the Marina’s Izzy's Steak & Chop House is taking its place. It will open on June 20. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDHorsefeather owners are opening a still-unnamed bar in Oakland at 1800 Franklin St. that’s similar in concept (high-end cocktails with food). It won’t arrive until likely early 2017. [Inside Scoop]

TENDERLOIN Tender Loving Food owner is opening another Southeast Asian restaurant at 448 Larkin St. It will be a more upscale venture, with full service, beer and wine, and a mostly Burmese menu from Shan State. The plan is to open late July or early August. [Hoodline]

MISSION — The Mission is getting another brewery at 280 14th St. called Standard Deviant Brewing. Owners come with experience from Magnolia, Soda Popinski’s, and more. The space will function as a tap room with a 14-seat bar and communal tables. Look for a July opening. [Hoodline]

SANTA ROSA — Burmese restaurant Best of Burma (which has a location in San Mateo) is opening at 123 4th St., replacing Shuffles ice cream parlor. [Bite Club Eats]

ALAMEDA — Barbecue chain Famous Dave's is opening its fifth Bay Area location at 2690 Fifth St. on Tuesday, June 14. [Mercury News]


June 1

LOS GATOS — Kevin and Scott Youkilis (Hog & Rocks) will open Loma Brewing Company this summer at 130 N. Santa Cruz Ave. in 7,000 square feet of space with 14 craft beers (half of which will be made on site) and three Old-Fashioneds on tap, plus casual comfort food (burgers, flatbreads, salads) from chef Aubree Arndt (Maverick). [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Jazz-focused restaurant Black Cat will open at 400 Eddy St. with live shows and globally-influenced small plates. It’ll stay open late, as the owner envisions it to become a salon of sorts. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDAgave, a new Mexican restaurant focused on the flavors of Oaxaca, will join the influx of restaurants in Uptown Oakland (including ten-month-old Oaxacan restaurant Calavera). It's opening in the 4,000 square-foot space ground floor of the Kapor Center for Social Impact at 2201 Broadway, and is slated to open mid-June. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — Replacing Mokka is #Poki, a restaurant specializing in the raw fish bowls (and hashtags) that have taken the Bay Area by storm. It should open in August. [EaterWire]

MID-MARKET — Sam’s Diner owner Jeannie Kim is opening a beer bar called Fermentation Lab next door at 1220 Market St. with 25 beers on tap in the 1,600 square foot space. The fermentation theme will cross over to the food as well. It will open in fall. [Inside Scoop]