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247 Fourth St. (Alice St.) Send to Phone
Fresh Bay Area ingredients play dress-up as the cast of a diverse spread of globally inspired small plates.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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: A converted warehouse slicked-out in glossy black and light wood is the perfect blank canvas for a menu of small plates that crosses international boundaries. The eclectic wine list also spans the globe---and a considerable selection of half bottles encourages tasting. Owners Todd Wilson and Eloisa Castillo soften the restaurant’s modern edges with warm neighborly hospitality and satisfying, responsibly-sourced cuisine. In the meat dishes, sauces are the stars, from an intensely green chimichurri that shows up a grilled flatiron steak to a mascarpone polenta cradling roasted rack of lamb. It’s the fresh seafood here that really shines. We melt over a single, decadent seared scallop in a pool of fresh pesto, tart crisp slivers of apple bringing out its sweet richness. And from the crudo menu, ahi sparkles, brightened with preserved lemon and jalapeño granita and draped over a pile of chewy soba noodles with sesame. End with an ultra-comforting hunk of moist bread pudding in bourbon sauce.
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