New Restaurants to Check Out

Sep 20, 2014

Any San Francisco old-timer will recognize that this new North Beach spot was the previous home of the Purple Onion in the basement. Now there’s a restaurant, while the basement is having a rebirth of sorts as Doc’s Lab (there will be comedy and other kinds of live entertainment). As for the restaurant, chef Justin Deering is going to be pulling a bit from his brasserie background at Café des Amis (soup au pistou with cranberry beans, basil) and the creativity of Conduit (halibut crudo, tomato, avocado, green coriander). There’s also housemade charcuterie, cocktails, and later hours Thu–Sat, which is when that short rib burger is sure to be in high demand. (Since Deering cooked at 15 Romolo as well, he knows a thing or two about late-night appetites.)