Tomorrow will mark the opening of chef Melissa Perello's second San Francisco restaurant, Octavia (1701 Octavia Street at Bush), which she told SFist a few details about a couple weeks back. After a few test dinners this week, the team is now primed for opening Thursday, with seating starting at 5 p.m. and from the outset the new restaurant will be open seven nights a week.
We showed you some pictures of the remodeled interior this was the space that in years past has been home to Meetinghouse, Quince, and most recently, Baker & Banker. And you can take a look yourself by making a reservation (the reservations books are only open two weeks out at the moment).
The full menu has not yet been released, but here are a few highlights and note that there will be no overlap with the menu at Frances, but you can expect food to be of a similar style, with Perello's signature seasonality, approachability, and fine dining touches.
Fresno chile relish, devil's spice (pictured below)
Squid Ink Noodles
fennel vinaigrette, green garlic, Marash chile, Cortez bottarga
caramelized and "burnt" shallots, miso vinaigrette
fennel, preserved Meyer lemon, house-cultured yogurt, toasted pistachio, emerald salsa
Emigh Ranch Leg of Lamb
purslane, green olive, almond, spiced jus
Octavia - 1701 Octavia at Bush - Open seven nights, 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. - Reserve hereThe "deviled" egg. Photo: Aubrie Pick