L’Aviateur has come back to life as Bon, Nene, now open in the Mission with Japanese small plates. Co-owners Stephanie Chan and Miu Furuta are first-time restaurant owners, with Chan, who has a background in hotel kitchens, developing the food. The all-day menu focuses on small Japanese plates using French techniques, which results in dishes like Japanese toast with red bean jam and butter at breakfast, koji-marinated karaage (fried chicken) or tofu buns, stuffed chicken wings, and kale salad with bacon and dates later in the day. You can see the full menu below.
The drink menu is refreshingly unfussy, with an option for "red wine," "white wine," and "champagne" alongside frozen beer and soju. The best part? It’s all very affordable, especially in our land of tasting menus and $30 entrees — plates, while on the smaller side, cap at $12.50.
The space is tiny (1,000 square feet), with a charming, rustic mismatched French cafe feel in front of an open kitchen. Hours at Bon, Nene are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.