5 New Places to Eat This Weekend in the Bay Area

By Tamara Palmer  |  March 13, 2014
Credit: The Coachman

SoMa: The Coachman is Charles Phan's latest project, taking over the space that formerly housed his Chinese restaurant Heaven's Dog. Expect cheeky British pub fare like steak and kidney pie, blood sausage and prime rib with Yorkshire pudding for sharing, plus an Erik Adkins-designed list of 19th century-inspired cocktails. 1148 Mission Street; 415-831-1701

Tenderloin: Jane on Fillmore has opened a quaint new location called Jane on Larkin. A living wall garden on the front welcomes people in for coffee, housemade pastries and light cafe fare. 2123 Fillmore Street; 415-931-5263

Berkeley: Cugini Manzone, a spinoff of Alameda's Cugini, offers wood-fired pizzas and Sicilian/Calabrian pastas for lunch, dinner, and the in-between spuntino. 2930 College Avenue; 510-649-8600

Downtown Oakland: Crossburgers offers a menu of hamburgers and sandwiches (fried chicken, Cuban pork) from chef Eddie Blyden, who brings his West African heritage into play with touches like his hot "cross sauce" and weekly fish fry-ups. Menu items run around $5-10. 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza; 510-817-4463

Mill Valley: Molina, a California coastal restaurant by chef Todd Shoberg, opens on March 14. The 55-seat restaurant boasts an Alan Scott wood-fired oven to cook up goodies such as line-caught Marin fish and hand-picked oysters, all with a price range of $10-30. 17 Madrona Street; 415-383-4200