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Hungry for news? GAYOT has the restaurant news you want to read on openings, closings, special events, and more. Learn everything you need to know about the restaurants in San Francisco here.

NEW RESTAURANTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Chef Dominique Crenn will open a permanent version of Boutique Crenn in Summer 2020 Chef Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.) will open a permanent version of Boutique Crenn in Summer 2020. (The project is currently a pop-up in the Salesforce Tower.) In an effort to be mindful of environmental impact, the interior will be made from up-cycled materials. The plant-based patisserie/boulangerie will have a coffee and tea shop offering no disposable cups (patrons must bring their own reusable cups). There will also be a bar in the lobby serving classic cocktails and wines from eco-friendly producers. Boutique Crenn, Salesforce Tower, 415 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, No phone.
 
Verjus is a wine bar-wine shop and casual dining destination in the Financial District From owners Michael and Lindsay Tusk (Quince, Cotogna), and managing partner-beverage director Matt Cirne, comes Verjus, a wine bar-wine shop and casual dining destination in the Financial District. Verjus, Eclipse Champagne Building, 528 Washington St., San Francisco, CA 94111, 415-944-4600.
 
Chef Thomas McNaughton of Mission hot-spot flour + water have opened spin-off restaurant flour + water pizzeria. flour + water pizzeria, 700 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-341-0154.
 


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NOTEWORTHY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tosca's Next Act
Famed North Beach bar and nightclub Tosca Cafe will reopen in Spring 2020 under new ownership. Tosca Cafe, 242 Columbus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133, 415-986-9651.
 

UPDATES ON BAY AREA CHEFS

Daniel Patterson has returned as executive chef of Coi Daniel Patterson has returned as executive chef of Coi. Under his previous stewardship, the North Beach restaurant appeared on GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. from 2012-2015. Coi, 373 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133, 415-393-9000.
 

SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANT CLOSINGS

Chef-owner Roland Passot closed his French restaurant La Folie Chef-owner Roland Passot closed his French restaurant La Folie in March 2020, after 32 years. La Folie has been featured on GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. in 2005 and from 2017-2019. La Folie, 2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109, no phone.
 
Traci Des Jardins' gourmet cocina Mexicana, Mijita, has closed. Mijita, Ferry Building Marketplace, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111, no phone.
 
Scott's Seafood San Jose shuttered on January 25, 2020, and will move to a new location. Scott's Seafood San Jose, 185 Park Ave., 6th Fl., San Jose, CA 95113, no phone.
 
Marla Bakery has closed its San Francisco location and plans to move to Santa Rosa, California. Marla Bakery, 3619 Balboa St., San Francisco, CA 94121, no phone.
 
Jardinière closed after dinner service on April 27, 2019 In the 2010s, we said goodbye to some notable dining destinations. Check out GAYOT's San Francisco Restaurant Closings of the Decade, including Napa, Sonoma and Carmel. 
 

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