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Monday, December 5, 2011

Open & Shut Report November 2011: A Crowded Month of Openers

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 4:00 PM

Tacolicious II is one of the many November openings. - ED ANDERSON
  • Ed Anderson
  • Tacolicious II is one of the many November openings.
November has always been a month centered around eating (and thanks), and this year it left the City busting at the seams -- and with a wealth of new restaurants are now lining S.F. streets. There's four new places to find Thai, and new spots to nosh on French, Turkish, Indonesian cuisines, and BBQ, burgers, grilled cheeses, and tacos too.

Openings
• Good news for those who love Thai food: After Osha (432 Sutter at Stockton), Amphawa Thai Noodle House (5020 Geary at 14th Ave.), House 530 (530 Valencia at 16th St.), Lers Ros (307 Hayes at Franklin).

Tacolicious II and the adjacent tequila bar Mosto opened (741 Valencia at 19th St.).

• Traditional French fare is now at Bistro Unique (1849 Union at Octavia).

• Catering to the Financial District lunch rush, Ottoman (584 Washington at Columbus) is serving Turkish dishes, while Indo-Bali Cooking Street (343 Kearny at Pine) covers Indonesian cuisine.

• Southern barbeque finds a spot in the Mission at Southpaw BBQ (2170 Mission at 17th St.).

• Seasonally inspired dishes and decor are "fall"-ing in to place at AQ Restaurant & Bar (1085 Mission at Seventh St.).

Additional Openings
Azucar Lounge (299 Ninth St. at Folsom)
Burger Urge (1599 Haight at Clayton)
Claudine (8 Claude Lane at Bush)
Dark Horse Inn (942 Geneva at Mission)
Dear Mom, (2700 16th St. at Harrison)
Dobbs Ferry (405-409 Gough at Grove)
Etcetera Wine Bar (795 Valencia at 19th St.)
Fourth Wave Coffee (1356 Polk at Pine)
Illy's Espressamente (123 Battery at Pine)
Izakaya Yuzuki (598 Guerrero at 18th St.)
Joey & Pat's Italian Bakery & Cafe (2499 Folsom at 21st St.)
Keiko à Nob Hill (1250 Jones at Leavenworth)
La Fina Estampa (reopened on 1407 Bush at Polk)
Monarch (101 Sixth St. at Mission)
SC Asia (inside Macy's at Union Square)
Soufflés Cafe (1401 Powell at Broadway)
Sutter Pub (700 Sutter at Taylor)
The Grill (852 Clement at Tenth Ave.)
The Melt (1 Embarcadero at Front)
Tupelo (1337 Grant at Green)

Closures
• Beautifull (Castro location)
• Candy Darling
• Mike's Deli (aka Gunz and Bunz)
• Murio's Trophy Room (will reopen as Murio's)
• Yet Wah

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