This week Glen Park residents welcomed a new upscale oyster and wine bar to the neighborhood. How do we know? SFoodie was dining at Le P'tit Laurent across the street, when charismatic owner Laurent Legendre approached us to inform all his regular customers of this new venture, his partnership with Peter Bell and Juliana Flores, to transform their year-old Red and White wine bar and retail shop. After a month-long remodel, Sel et Vin ("salt and wine" in French) opened its doors on Tuesday, and it's been packed with customers ever since.
The bivalve menu features six West Coast varieties: Kumamoto, Tomales Bay, Miyagi, Fanny Bay, Hama, and Syster Point. Prices are moderate: $12-$14 per half-dozen, $22-$27 for a dozen, and $40-$52 for two dozen, all served with red wine-shallot vinegar and cocktail sauce. The rest of the appetizer-style menu lists an onion soup ($6.95), two salads (smoked trout and smoked salmon), a charcuterie plate ($15), cheese plate ($16), and a few snacks. The wine repertoire remains the same as before at Red and White, approximately $5-$15 per glass and $27-$76 per bottle.
Sel et Vin: 678 Chenery (at Diamond), 333-2200. Open Tue.-Thu. and Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 5:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; closed Mon. Hours subject to change, depending on demand.