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All the Bay Area Restaurants and Bars Announced in Fall 2016

A list of restaurants and bar announced in fall 2016 around the Bay Area. Head here for the latest coming attractions.

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November 30

PALO ALTO — Northern California’s first outpost of scene-y sushi spot Nobu will arrive in the Epiphany Hotel at 180 Hamilton Ave. on January 2. [EaterWire]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Portland's Salt & Straw is bringing its quirky ice cream flavors to 2201 Fillmore St. in spring 2017, followed quickly by a second location in Hayes Valley. [EaterWire]

DALY CITYDave & Buster’s 92nd location will open inside Serramonte Center on December 14. Get ready for pull-apart pretzels, a buffalo wing burger, and strawberry watermelon margaritas alongside games galore. [EaterWire]

MISSION — The Bar Agricole team is opening a rum bar called Obispo at 3266 24th St. come this spring. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — NorCal-inspired Mexican concept Chica is taking over the old Aztecali space at 303A Oakland Ave. It will open later this month. [EaterWire]

MISSION — A boba tea shop called Katea is opening at 3128 16th St. with Chinese snacks. [SFist]

NOE VALLEY — 28 West Portal Ave. is becoming a second location of Noe Valley Bakery, set to open early 2017. [Hoodline]

OAKLANDCurry Up Now will bring its tikka masala burritos to 1745 San Pablo Ave. in early 2017. [Berkeleyside]


November 23

MISSION — WesBurger is adding a 100-square-foot punch bar next door called The Den. It will open Friday, December 2 at 2240 Mission St.; all relevant details here. [EaterWire]

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — While not yet in SF-proper, Dunkin’ Donuts is drawing ever closer to the big city, announcing a new location at 180 South Airport Rd. There’s no timeline yet, but it is definitely coming. [EaterWire]

FILLMORE — Artisanal bubble milk tea purveyor Boba Guys is opening yet another SF location at 1522 Fillmore St. More details to come. [EaterWire]

CASTRO — Juice shop Project Juice is adding a location at 506 Castro St. to open early December. [EaterWire

PACIFIC HEIGHTS — Juice shop Project Juice is also adding a location at 1903 Fillmore to open early 2017. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — NorCal-inspired Mexican concept and Levi’s Plaza takeout window Chica is expanding to a full restaurant in Oakland, opening at 303A Oakland Ave. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — The chef of SF’s Farmhouse Thai Kitchen and Kitchen Story is opening Daughter Thai Kitchen, a spicy Southern Thai-focused eatery in Montclair at 6118 Medau Pl. [EaterWire]

SAN MATEO — Owner Steve Ugur and chef/owner Andrea Giuliani are opening Pausa, an Italian restaurant with housemade pasta, wood-fired pizza, a wood-fired grill, house-cured meats, and a multi-course wine-paired dinner at 223 E. 4th St. [EaterWire]

HAIGHT— The increasingly prolific slice-focused chain from Tony Gemignani, Slice House, is making a Haight Street debut. This is the sixth location, and though reps don’t have much to say, the sign is already hanging (which pretty much says it all). Pizza slices, salads, and pastas are on the way. [Hoodline]

WALNUT CREEKCapital One is opening a second Peet’s Coffee-fueled wifi cafe in downtown Walnut Creek, snuggled up next to the Apple Store. It’s joining the original in Union Square, where guests can hang out and bank, or just drink coffee. [BizJournal]

MISSION— For most of the population, laundry is a boring chore. Now Mission-dwellers can enjoy a full-scale coffee bar, pastries, and super efficient laundry machines at Cafe Laundreopening in January. [Mission Local]

SANTA ROSA— From the owners of Naked Pig Cafe comes Flower and Bone, with international cuisine that is "inspired by ancient traditions and techniques." Opening in January, expect clay oven cooking, handmade dumplings, and bone broths. [BiteClubEats]

SOMA— Coming in March is a reincarnation of Cafe Lambretta, featuring Italian-style breads and baked goods, and a menu of sandwiches, paninis and more. It’ll be open for breakfast, lunch, and happy hour. [Tablehopper]

GRATONZosia Cafe and Kitchen is set to open any minute, with a large outdoor area and wine garden, offering breakfast, brunch and lunch. [BiteClubEats]

PETALUMA— Locally-sourced, non-GMO, organic burgers are about to hit Petaluma in early December, courtesy of Slam Burger. No creature will be spared: Beef, lamb, bison, turkey, chicken, ahi tuna, and veggies will all be featured on buns (alongside hot dogs, salads, beer, wine, and milkshakes). [BiteClubEats]

PETALUMA— The answer to food truck-loving Petaluman’s dreams, The Block is a rotating lineup of food trucks with a permanent outdoor dining area. There’ll be Firetrail Pizza and 20 beer taps at all times, with options like Trips Tri Tip, and the Fig Rig from Girl and the Fig passing through. It’s opening early 2017. [BiteClubEats]

PETALUMA— A "plant-forward" menu of "seasonal new American" food is headed to Petaluma in the form of Drawing Board. Minimally processed foods will be the focus, with "healing foods along with indulgent carnivorous entrees." Find out what that means in early December when it opens. [BiteClubEats]


November 16

JAPANTOWN —  A ramen shop in Japan that specializes in dashi ramen is expanding to 1737 Buchanan St. Called Hinodeya Ramen, it opens Wednesday, November 23. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY — The Trumer Pils brewery is opening a tasting room at 1404 Fourth St., and should open in about a year. [Berkeleyside]

HAYES VALLEY — A third location of The Italian Homemade Company is going into 1 Franklin St. It should open spring 2017. [Hoodline]

MISSION — The owners of La Victoria at 2937 24th St. are adding a new bistro called Santo at La Victoria in the same space. It will still sell baked goods, but is adding drinks and service in a seating area toward the back. [Inside Scoop]

GLEN PARK — Osha Thai at 2922 Diamond St. is now closed, and a sign for One Waan Thai has taken its place. [Tablehopper]


November 10

SAN FRANCISCO — If the NextGen Shelter Project and Innovative Dog Training and Education get enough funding, they will open a Canine Cafe in San Francisco. [EaterWire]

PALO ALTO — Philly chef Marc Vetri is heading up Terrain Cafe at the Palo Alto Anthropologie. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Cosecha owner Dominica Rice-Cisneros may be bringing an outpost of her popular Mexican restaurant to Dimond District (the building sale is in escrow). It won’t be called Cosecha, but will certainly incorporate some of the favorites from the menu, with plans for a wood-burning oven, chicken rotisserie, and full bar on the table. Look for a late 2017 opening, if all goes as planned. [EaterWire]

SONOMA — Opening inside Graton Resort & Casino on November 15 is Boathouse Asian Eatery, serving up Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, and more Asian dishes. [EaterWire]

BERNAL HEIGHTS — Pinball arcade Skillshot Pinball and Bar is slated to open at 1000 Cortland Ave. It will be open to all ages, but serve beer and snacks. It should open in about six or seven months. [Bernalwood]

RUSSIAN HILL — Cafe and coffee shop The Fueling Station will open shortly at 2436 Polk St. [Hoodline]

SOMA — A group of Indian restaurateurs that owns nine restaurants in India are opening Rooh, an upscale Indian restaurant, in the 3,600-square-foot space at 333 Brannan St. There will be both a la carte and tasting menu options when it debuts in early 2017. [Inside Scoop]


November 2

SOMA — San Francisco’s fast-casualization continues as Sajj moves into the former home of Merigan Sub Shop at 636 2nd St., with "Mediterranean street eats" in the step-by-step ordering style of restaurants like Chipotle. Learn more here. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Michelin-starred sushi chef Masa Sasaki (Maruya) is opening his own 12-seat omakase spot called Sasaki in the former American Grilled Cheese Kitchen space at 2400 Harrison St. It will be a $200 per person edomae omakase menu opening on November 11. [EaterWire]

SONOMA — Francis Coppola is opening a Native American-themed restaurant at his Virginia Dare Winery called Werowocomoco. All of your questions can be answered here. [EaterWire]

DALY CITY — Another In-N-Out is headed to Daly City, specifically at 372 Gellert Blvd. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Coming to 3260 Lakeshore Ave. is a second location of Proposition Chicken, the Market Street fast casual chicken shop. [Berkeleyside]

BERKELEY — San Francisco cookie shop Anthony's Cookies is opening a second location at 2575 San Pablo Ave. with the same cookies, plus ice cream and Four Barrel Coffee espresso. It should arrive spring 2017. [Berkeleyside]

NOPA — The Harding Theatre (616 Divisadero St.) is becoming Emporium SF, a Chicago-based arcade bar with both retro and modern games. It should arrive spring 2017. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Acai bowls and cold-pressed juices and smoothies are on the way to 1941 University Ave. from Juice Originz. [Berkeleyside]

MISSION BAY — The displaced Hayes & Kebab will reopen at 5560 16th St. in early 2017. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — Another poke place is coming to Berkeley, this one called Poke Parlor at 2485 Telegraph Ave., with Latin-inspired twists on the dish. It should arrive late December or early 2017. [Berkeleyside]

UPPER HAIGHTHaight Street Hot Dogs will open at 1463 Haight St. More details to come. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY — The soon-shuttered Cha-Am at 1543 Shattuck Ave. is becoming Jotmahal Palace, an Indian restaurant with classics and lots of vegetarian options. [Berkeleyside]


October 19

OAKLAND — Divisadero barbecue spot 4505 Burgers & BBQ is headed across the bridge to Glenn’s Hot Dogs (3506 MacArthur Blvd.). Look out for it in early 2017. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Japanese bathhouse Onsen is coming to 466 Eddy St., bringing with it a restaurant and tearoom with seasonal Japanese food, a sake and craft beer program, and tea service. It opens November 11. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Fast casual Cuban restaurant Media Noche is headed to the former Radish space at 3465 19th St. Check out some dishes and space details here. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOINHinata will bring omakase to 810 Van Ness Ave., from seasoned sushi chefs with experience from Sushi Ran, Ijji, and more. Read all about it here. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — The owners of Bowl’d are opening Wingman, a Korean chicken and beer spot, at 5295 College Ave. [Berkeleyside]

ALAMEDA — More poke is headed Alameda’s way courtesy Hooked on Poke at 2353 Santa Clara Ave. [Berkeleyside]

OUTER SUNSET — Cajun Pacific at 4542 Irving St. is becoming Hook Fish Co., a seafood market and restaurant focused on local seafood caught between Moss Landing (Monterey County) and Fort Bragg (Mendocino). [Hoodline]

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SAN RAMON — Come fall 2018, Bishop Ranch will get The Lot City Center, a 42,000-square-foot luxury entertainment center, complete with a 10-screen movie theater, bar, restaurant, and cafe. [SF Business Times]

SOMA — Taking over the recently-shuttered Merigan Sub Shop space (636 2nd St.) will be Sajj Street Eats, a Mediterranean fast casual spot with locations already in Menlo Park, San Jose, and Mountain View, as well as food trucks. Check out the menu here, and look out for a November arrival. [Tablehopper]

REDWOOD CITY — High-end wine shop, bar, and cafe Cru Wine Bar is moving into 900 Middlefield Rd., from the owners of Donato Enoteca, also in Redwood City, and Desco in Oakland. There will be charcuterie, pizza, snacks, and beers, available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner service. [Tablehopper]


October 12

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — 137 South Linden Ave. is becoming 47 Hills Brewing Company, a brewery from the head brewer of Gordon Biersch Brewery. It should open by the end of the year. [EaterWire]

SOMA — The Haight's Street Taco is opening a second location at 83 9th St. [EaterWire]

OAKLANDDaughter Thai Kitchen will replace Chowhaus at 6118 Medau Pl. [Berkeleyside]

SANTA ROSA — Rendez-Vous Bistro at 614 4th St. is becoming Booze Barrel, an Indian-inspired bistro from the owners of Stout Brothers, Bibi’s Burger Bar, County Bench, and Mountain Mike’s Pizza shops. It should arrive early 2017. [Bite Club Eats]


October 5

HAYES VALLEY — Rich Table chef/owners Sarah and Evan Rich are opening a rotisserie restaurant just a block away. Called RT Rotisserie, it will be a counter service spot meant to appeal to all, arriving early 2017. [EaterWire]

TENDERLOIN — Cocktail bar Rum & Sugar is taking over the former Castle Club space at 823 Geary St. You can follow its progress on Facebook, which tells that renowned mixologist Dave Nepove is consulting on the cocktail menu. [EaterWire]

MISSION — A former software developer is opening Tahini, a Middle Eastern restaurant at 2859 Mission St. It will be focused on sandwiches, with seats for 20 people and a focus on takeout. Shawarma, kebab, kanafeh, and french fries will be the only items on the menu, all made in-house. [Mission Local]

BERKELEYLong Life Vegi House, the vegetarian Chinese restaurant at 2129 University Ave. is moving to 1725 University Ave. [Berkeleyside]

SOMA — Beatbox at 314 11th St. is becoming Halcyon, an entertainment venue from the owner of Le Club, Bambuddha Lounge, and Restaurant Maroc. On weekend nights it will be a dance club, but other nights it may be a cabaret, dance class space, yoga venue, and more. It should open early November. [Hoodline]


September 28

MISSION — Popular NYC Indian restaurant Babu Ji is coming to San Francisco, taking over the Nostra Spaghetteria space at 280 Valencia St. It will arrive mid-fall. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Oakland International Airport is getting The Escape Lounge, a fee-based airport lounge, which for $40, comes with unlimited food, drinks (there’s a full bar), WiFi, newspapers, and magazines. Calavera/Lungomare chef Chris Pastena is heading up the food program, which will arrive November 1. [EaterWire]

EMERYVILLE — Shiba Ramen is opening a craft beer and sake bar in Emeryville Public Market (5959 Shellmound St.) called Periodic Table. It should open early 2017. [Inside Scoop]

EMERYVILLE — Joining Periodic Table at Emeryville Public Market will be poke counter Fish Face Poke Bar from the owner of Sacramento’s Kru Sushi, also slated to open early 2017. [Inside Scoop]


September 21

NAPA — Three-Michelin star Tokyo chef Hiroyuki Kanda and Kenzo Estate owners Kenzo and Natsuko Tsujimoto are opening a kaiseki and sushi restaurant in the former Pearl space (1339 Pearl St.) called Kenzo, set to arrive November 16. [EaterWire]

MISSIONLazy Bear chef/owner David Barzelay and bar manager Nicolas Torres are opening a (still unnamed) more approachable, cocktail-focused restaurant — it will take over the former Tradesman space, just blocks away at 753 Alabama Street. [EaterWire]

MISSION — Sous Beurre Kitchen will be the future home of Almanac Beer Co.’s first taproom The plan is to open in the next few months. [EaterWire]

TENDERNOB — The owners of Hat Trick Hospitality (Aventine, Sabrosa, The Brixton, Redford ) are expanding their repertoire even further, with the opening of a fifth restaurant inside Hotel Zeppelin (545 Post St.). The newest venture, called Rambler, will feature the unofficial cuisine of SF (read: Californian), and arrive early-to-mid October. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Emeryville Public Market ramen kiosk Shiba Ramen is opening at 1438 Broadway, too. It will be similar counter service, but with a few non-ramen additions to the menu. It should arrive by year’s end. [EBX]

NOPA — Underneath the upcoming Che Fico at 838 Divisadero St. will be Boba Guys, the SF-grown, rapidly expanding boba shop. It’s also planning a location in Potrero Hill. [Hoodline]

BERKELEY— Downtown Berkeley’s Café Clem is now closed, and will become a similar French-inspired concept called Maison Bleue this fall. It’s set to open in November. [Berkeleyside]

BAYVIEW — Mission grocery store Duc Loi is expanding to 5900 Third St. with a grocery store called Duc Loi Pantry, and it will open on Wednesday, October 5th at 12 p.m. Peets Coffee & Tea will have an in-store kiosk, too. [Hoodline]


September 14

TENDERNOB — The owners of food truck Kokio Republic are opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant at 711 Geary St. called The Brim, which will focus on fried chicken and beer. Look out for a January arrival. [EaterWire]

OAKLAND — Toast Kitchen + Bar (5900 College Ave.) owners are switching up concepts and opening Austin, a casual tacos- and margaritas-focused restaurant, in the space.

LOS GATOS — From Presidio Social Club owner Ray Tang comes a new restaurant in Old Town Center. It’s still unnamed, but Tang said it was similar to PSC, which probably means Californian comfort food. It’s slated to open early 2017. [EaterWire]

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — Chiaroscuro has shuttered, and Contrasto will take its place at 550 Washington St. To be determined what kind of restaurant it will be. [Inside Scoop]

CASTRO — Café Sophie is reopening as Sofia Cafe (3463 16th St.), under new owners. It will be a daytime coffee shop with food and wine, come mid-October. [Hoodline]

DOGPATCH — Food truck Casey's Pizza is going brick and mortar at 1170 4th Street. [Inside Scoop]


September 7

DOGPATCH — Chef Michael Gaines (Kin Khao, Manresa) and wife Stephanie Gaines (Plow) have found a permanent spot for Glena’s, their casual Mexican joint. Look out for an early 2017 arrival at 632 20th St. [EaterWire]

ALAMEDA — SF-based build-you-own burrito and bowl spot Tava Kitchen is opening at 2640 5th St., bringing its Indian and South Asian flavors to the East Bay. [EaterWire]

WALNUT CREEK — Slice shop Pizza My Heart is opening its 24th location at 1590 Botelho Dr. [Mercury News]

BERKELEY — A third Berkeley location of Chipotle will open at 2225 Shattuck Ave. [Berkeleyside]

DALY CITY Hitting the Bay Area on October 15 is Steak ‘n Shake, the fast food burger chain founded in Illinois in 1934. A second northern California location in Campbell will follow. [SF Business Times]

MISSIONGarden Creamery, a vegan-focused and pasteurized dairy ice cream shop, will soon occupy 3566 20th St. [Mission Local]