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New Restaurants in the Bay Area

You can't stay on top of the San Francisco dining scene without knowing what’s new — which is why we offer this indispensable list of the most notable restaurant openings around town. We’ll update the guide every week, keeping the latest openings at the top of the page.

  • The Treasury
    • New
    • New American
    • Downtown
    From a trio of local bar and restaurant standouts comes this grand Financial District cocktail bar with house-made mixers, a thoughtfully curated wine and beer list and elevated New American small plates served in opulent digs. With soaring ceilings, marble archways, mosaic tiles, bulbs strung on gleaming chains and gilded accents throughout, the swanky bank vault-inspired interior skews Gatsby with a modern twist.
  • Matador
    • New
    • Mexican
    • Nob Hill
    Mexican fare goes upscale at this well-priced Lower Nob Hill taco and tequila bar offering a focused menu of flavorful starters, sides and tacos along with cocktails, sangria and spirits in a modern space with a backlit bar, leather banquettes, tables, colorful tiles and cultural artwork.
    • New
    • American
    • North Beach
    Fromage fans "say cheese" at the thought of "refreshingly grown-up" grilled sandwiches paired with "perfect" tomato soup at these eateries that don't "break the bank"; there's "limited seating" indoors and out at the SoMa branch, which serves breakfast and lunch only, but stays open till the first pitch of SF Giants home night games, while the Mission and North Beach outposts extend hours for early dinner customers.
  • Ijji Sushi
    • New
    • Sushi
    • Lower Haight
    For traditional Japanese nigiri and midpriced sushi featuring fresh ingredients in flavorful combinations and paired with a narrowly focused drink menu, try this diminutive Divisadero Street bistro with a few table and counter seats that welcome dinner guests in modern, minimalistic quarters.
  • Pour Wine Bar Bistro
    • New
    • Wine Bar
    • Oakland
    With boutique wines, craft beer, classic cocktails and well-priced New American nibbles, this Montclair neighborhood bistro provides a charming option with a wall of windows, a lively bar, cozy tables and an industrial-chic interior.
  • Leo's Oyster Bar
    • New
    • Downtown
    Anna Weinberg (Marlowe, Park Tavern, The Cavalier) expands her empire with this upscale Downtown diner serving spendy seafood plates, oysters and snacks along with classic cocktails, wine and beer. The swank interior channels a 1950s vibe, with leather banquettes, a long bar lit from below and lots of brass, marble and mahogany – plus vintage accents throughout.
  • Starboard
    • New
    • The Mission
    Gastropub fare goes upscale at this Mission hofbrau that dishes up hearty, well-priced comfort food mains, sides and sandwiches (including a special late-night menu) plus beer and wine, all in an eclectic space with high ceilings, bright red banquettes and playful vintage accents.
  • Homeskillet
    • New
    • Breakfast
    • Alameda
    Look for hearty American breakfast favorites, big burgers and sandwiches for lunch, and a robust coffee and tea list at these affordable Mid-Market and Alameda cafes from the owners Little Griddle. The cozy corner spot exudes welcoming vibrations and is decorated like a homespun living room.
  • Fiorella
    • New
    • Pizza
    • Outer Richmond
    Elevated Italian fare comes to the Outer Richmond with this neighborhood bistro known for midpriced pastas, wood-fired pizzas, wine and craft beer, plus a trendy vibe and a chic, date-friendly interior outfitted in tile, playful art and pendant lights. www.fiorella-sf.com
  • Popson’s
    • New
    • Burger
    • Mission Bay
    The Causwells crew spins off this separate cafe dedicated to its popular burger, and diners can expect an affordable, focused menu of patties plus a few salad and side options served in a casual, modern space with playful art.
  • REVE Bistro
    • New
    • French
    • Lafayette
    Lafayette gets a casual yet chic French bistro offering thoughtful starters and splurge-worthy entrees along with a carefully curated wine list, and it’s all served in a dining room that employs old-country design cues – think checkered tablecloths, exposed brick, sparkling chandeliers and big windows.
  • Yalla Mediterranean
    • New
    • Mediterranean
    • Fremont
    The Mediterranean menu is health-oriented at this Bay Area mini-chain offering customizable wraps, salads and meat or veggie platters, plus sides and housemade Greek yogurt soft-serve. The counter-serve spaces pull off a more upscale vibe with stylish planter boxes, dim lighting and lofty ceilings.
  • High Treason
    • New
    • Wine Bar
    • Inner Richmond
    Expect contemporary style with an urban twist at this Inner Richmond watering hole serving well-priced wine, beer and cider by the glass (with a New American menu coming soon) in a narrow space outfitted with bar and counter seating, splashy street-inspired artwork and records on rotation.
  • The Punchdown
    • New
    • Bar
    • Oakland
    After an earlier incarnation down the street, this elegant Oakland wine bar with a natural focus relaunches on Broadway, where flights, glasses and bottles feature organic, sustainable and biodynamic blends. Diners can nosh on charcuterie plates and well-priced New American mains in the airy, relaxed space decked in reclaimed (and some volcano-charred) woods.
  • Poke Lab
    • New
    • Hawaiian
    • Monterey
    Expect build-your-own poke (marinated raw fish) bowls with a base of white rice, brown rice or salad, offered with plenty of flavorful Hawaiian- and Asian-inspired toppings at this cozy, low-key cafe in downtown Monterey.
  • Okane
    • New
    • Japanese
    • Potrero Hill
    This low-key Omakase spinoff offers midpriced izakaya bites, noodles, rolls and sushi with an emphasis on traditional tastes (and some ingredients flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market), pluswine, beer and sake served in a casual space with rustic wood and cultural accents.
  • DragonEats
    • New
    • Vietnamese
    • Haight-Ashbury
    Banh mi, veggie rolls, chicken and pork noodle bowls and other Vietnamese classics draw diners to these affordable Hayes Valley, SoMa and Upper Haight outposts. The cozy cafes feature simple furnishings, soothing shades of blue, natural-wood accents and limited counter and table seating.
  • The Perennial
    • New
    • SoMa
    From the team behind Mission Chinese Food and Commonwealth comes this gorgeous, sustainably minded eatery dishing up carefully sourced, high-end New American fare that aims to fight climate change – think aquaponic greens and fish, carbon-farmed proteins and perennial grains. The spacious, industrial-chic interior has dining and bar seating areas decked in reclaimed, recycled and eco-friendly furnishings and features.
  • Wooden Nickel
    • New
    • Bar
    • The Mission
    With an elaborate wooden bar, vintage beer signs, a pool table, quirky artwork and a well-curated jukebox, plus budget-friendly American bar bites and warm service, this SoMa neighborhood tavern maintains a comfortable, old-school vibe.
  • La Parisienne
    • New
    • Cafe
    • Oakland
    This Grand Lake boulangerie and patisserie brings the flavors of Paris to Oakland with a well-priced menu of breads, pastries, galettes, cakes and other treats served in a bright, chic space with whitewashed walls, glass display cases and a few indoor and outdoor tables.
  • Best Coast Burritos
    • New
    • Mexican
    • Emeryville
    Order from a focused menu of well-priced California burritos, breakfast burritos, tacos and build-your own Mexican options at this Emeryville eatery, which is open daily and features a casual counter-serve setup in an industrial space with floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • The Lark
    • New
    • Sports Bar
    • SoMa
    Expect under-$10 bar snacks and budget-friendly beer, shots and spirits at this low-key SoMa neighborhood pub from the Future Bars crew (Bourbon & Branch, Rickhouse, Devil’s Acre), where there are several screens for spots and a casual vibe.
  • Pacific Catch
    • New
    • Seafood
    • Dublin
    “Fresh” is the operative word at this “casual” seafood chain offering a “delicious” variety of Pan-Pacific–accented catch – along with signature Hawaiian poke starters – at an “affordable” price point; “handy” locations and “knowledgeable” staffers complete the “pleasant” picture.
  • CORE Kitchen
    • New
    • Oakland
    This community-minded organic food company opened its bright, modern flagship cafe in Uptown Oakland, where global flavors go vegan and vegetarian with a menu of health-oriented salads, mains and affordable grab-and-go items.
  • Fort Point Beer Company
    • New
    • Bar
    • Embarcadero
    This San Francisco craft brewery sets up shop in the Ferry Building, where a sleek kiosk space for original brews acts as a mini beer garden with some outdoor seating. The rotating menu of tasters, pints, to-go growlers and cans is supplemented by Golden Gate Meat Company hot dogs, Firebrand Bread pretzels and other local bites.

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