Restaurants are constantly adding new dishes, features, and specials to the menu. Here are 11 new lunches, brunches, and happy hours in San Francisco, the East Bay, and more.
Basalt: The new Napa Cal-cuisine spot now has happy hour with under $10 bar bites (fried shishito peppers, daily tacos) and drinks specials from $4 to $8. It goes down weekdays from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and weekends from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the bar and lounge.
The Bywater: Now that it’s been six months of chef David Kinch’s New Orleans-inspired Los Gatos restaurant, there’s now happy hour every day from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. You can get $6 shots, beer and wine, plus the signature Voodoo frozen daiquiri. Food includes $4 Creole-spiced fries, a $12 burger, a dozen oysters for $20, and more.
The Cavalier: Every day from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Cavalier brings "Bevvys and Bites" (which is just happy hour said in a British accent), a daily happy hour with $8 cocktails, $10 boilermakers, and some discounted food. See the full menu below.
Five: Berkeley’s Five now has happy hour weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with under $10 food like crispy duck flautas and gruyere gougeres, plus $5 house wine and house sparkling wine, as well as $3 Trumer Pilsner. See the full menu below.
Hawker Fare: Chef James Syhabout’s playful Thai restaurant on Valencia now has "Tiki Hour," with a tiki- or Thai-inspired movie showing and tiki food and drink. See the full menu below, available Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Mina Test Kitchen: This Cow Hollow space may be a rotating concept, but the new late night menu at Mina Test Kitchen will always feature dishes from chef Adam Sobel on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and drink specials until 1:30 a.m. Food includes barbecued pastrami steamed buns, a fried chicken sandwich, burger specials, and more. See the full menu below.
Volta: This Scandinavian-inspired Mid-Market spot from Perbacco's Staffan Terje is now serving up happy hour at the bar weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with $8 glasses of wine, $4 beers, and $9 cocktails. Plus, there are $5 bar bites weekdays from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., with dishes like smoked salmon rillettes and chicken wing confit (plus burgers for around $15).
Basalt: Basalt has also launched weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dishes like breakfast tacos, oxtail and fried sopes, and more are on the menu.
Farm: Another new Napa brunch is at Farm at The Carneros Inn, where Sunday brunch occurs on the newly-renovated outdoor patio from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s $45 per person for a four-course, family-style menu of items like smoked fried chicken and waffles.
Volta: This Scandinavian-inspired spot from Perbacco's Staffen Terje is now serving up brunch on Saturday and Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Breakfast cocktails are a must, with dishes like poached eggs with smoked salmon and dill hollandaise or a baked egg with ham marmalade and bechamel.
Myriad Gastro Pub: Myriad has added lunch during the week from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dishes like a roasted lamb sandwich, market salad, and more. See the full menu here.