Welcome to Eater Tastings, where Eater SF editor Allie Pape shares the best restaurant and bar news of the week.
Bergerac. [Photo: Patricia Chang]
SAN FRANCISCO—The East Bay and South Bay are packed with great Indian options, but where can you score a killer curry in SF proper? We've got ten choice spots to try.
SOMA—New bar Bergerac will change your perception of 11th Street with its chic interior, bourgeois bar bites, and classy cocktails. Take a look around.
MARINA—Cafe Claude's second location in the Marina opened on Wednesday, with all the glamorous trimmings and classic French cuisine that make the original a perennial. Check it out.
THE MISSION—The Vestry, the restaurant arm of music venue The Chapel, has finally arrived. Get a load of that huge patio with a prime Valencia view.
SOMA/THE MISSION/PIEDMONT/INGLESIDE—We're not done with the openings yet! Blueprint Tap Room is now serving up beers in the Design District; Linea Caffe is bringing fancy espresso, salads, and waffles to the Mission; Slicer Pizzeria, from a Boot & Shoe Service alum, is slinging pies in Piedmont; and Oakland Laotian fave Champa Garden just opened its first SF location.
SAN FRANCISCO/LOS GATOS—The latest round of Michelin star rankings are a month away from dropping, but one British critic had no love for two-star Manresa, deeming it "torturous" and the service "insanely stupid."
BERKELEY—East Bay fans of Bourbon & Branch will soon have a cocktail bar to call their own: the booze impresarios are taking over the former Beckett's in downtown Berkeley, renaming it Tupper & Reed.