Both Inside Scoop and Grub Street hail the opening of Leopold's (2400 Polk, 474-2000), which started serving dinner this weekend. The pitch: Austro-Italian food ― pappardelle with braised short ribs, Wiener schnitzel, pan-fried trout wrapped in pancetta.
Thanks to Eater/Hotel Interactive, we learn that Seasons Restaurant, at the Four Seasons Hotel (757 Market), has become a steakhouse. The pitch: steaks from California ranches like Harris and Prather. Given the recent opening of Bourbon Steak and Alexander's Steakhouse, are there enough San Franciscans out there interested in Wagyu filets and USDA Prime porterhouses?
On the farther-out-there front: