Cappellacci in Whey at Sorrel Wendy Goodfriend
Cappellacci in Whey at Sorrel (Wendy Goodfriend)

Guide: Take a Deep Dive into 6 New Bay Area Restaurants

Guide: Take a Deep Dive into 6 New Bay Area Restaurants

Recently, there's been an amazing number of new restaurants springing up in the Bay Area. To celebrate the season we visited five spots in San Francisco and one in Berkeley to explore the food, drink, and story behind these culinary destinations. The intention of these deep dives is to give you a visual and informational taste of what these restaurants have to offer. Enjoy!

Chef/Co-Owner David Nayfeld holding Marinara, Anchovy, Arugula Pizze at Che Fico
Chef/Co-Owner David Nayfeld holding Marinara, Anchovy, Arugula Pizze at Che Fico (Wendy Goodfriend)

Che Fico Opens on Divisadero — Cool Figs, Wood-Fired Chicken and Hot Pizza
Four years in the making, a trio of alums from some of Chicago and New York’s most important restaurants arrive on Divisadero with a chic, lofty Italian spot serving rustic pastas, San Francisco-style pizza, and can’t miss cocktails and desserts.

Lead Bartender Emilio Salehi showcases The Beehive cocktails (L to R): Thunderbird, Ipanema Gold, Bikini Drifter, Rising Sun
Lead Bartender Emilio Salehi showcases The Beehive cocktails (L to R): Thunderbird, Ipanema Gold, Bikini Drifter, Rising Sun (Wendy Goodfriend)

Buzzy Valencia Street Gets a Swinging 60s Addition With The Beehive’s Debut
The Beehive is a groovy trip back to the 60s in the Mission’s former Range location.

Striped Bass with artichoke, cauliflower, sultana, wild ramps, saffron at Sorrel
Sorrel's Striped Bass with artichoke, cauliflower, sultana, wild ramps, saffron (Wendy Goodfriend)

Pop-up to Permanent — Sorrel Hits Prime Time With a Full-Time Presidio Heights Home
After four years of temporary homes, one of SF’s most beloved pop-ups has found a permanent home for its distinct seasonal California cooking with Italian influences.

Henry's CheeseBoy on a Tartine sweet potato bun with herbed fries
Henry's CheeseBoy on a Tartine sweet potato bun with herbed fries (Wendy Goodfriend)

Berkeley Classic Henry’s Scores a Touchdown with New Team’s Menu and Design Changes
With Chris Kronner’s exciting small plates and irresistible burgers, plus Tartine bread and cocktails from an industry star, Berkeley’s venerable pub is now a major destination beyond tailgates and happy hour.

Avery exterior
Avery exterior (Wendy Goodfriend)

Avery Opens on Fillmore as SF’s Next Elaborate Tasting Menu Destination
San Francisco’s latest tasting menu experience opens on Fillmore from a talented and artistic alum of Saison, Atelier Crenn and Benu.

School Night bar
School Night bar (Wendy Goodfriend)

Homework Means Celebrating on School Nights With the Dogpatch’s New Weeknights-Only Bar
With a menu designed by Traci Des Jardins and cocktails from Enrique Sanchez, School Night is an intriguing private event space and weeknights-only bar hybrid experiment in the Dogpatch.

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