This Week's Openings

By Zagat Staff  |  November 21, 2013
Credit: Molly DeCoudreaux

Debuts this week include a bakery walk-up window in San Francisco, a massive beer hall in Mountain View and a wood-fired grill restaurant in Oakland. Read on for more details:

• The new Marla Bakery Kitchen Communal at 613 York Street in San Francisco is slinging sandwiches, brioche donuts, ice cream sandwiches and other sweets as owners get ready to open a restaurant in the Outer Richmond in the first half of next year.

Bierhaus has opened at 383 Castro Street in Mountain View, in the former Steak Out restaurant. As Inside Scoop SF notes, the nearly 300-seat space is just a few blocks away from the splashy, year-old Steins Beer Garden. Looks like some competition is brewing.

Berkeleyside mentions how anticipated the opening of Penrose has been. Located at 3311 Grand Avenue in Oakland, it is the new wood-fired grill restaurant from Charlie Hallowell, who is behind Boot & Shoe Service and Pizzaiolo. Think steak, crudo, flatbreads and killer cocktails.