The clues are few, but a new restaurant is getting under construction over on Treasure Island, marking what may end up being the island's only full-time, full-service restaurant. It's called Mersea, and Inside Scoop has the early scoop, via a nascent Facebook presence and Instagram account, and they've only announced that the place is going to feature "comfort-casual, seaside treats" and drinks they've applied for a full liquor license.
The team, as-yet-unidentified, is working with architects Mavrik Studio on a restaurant constructed out of shipping containers, which will live on a plot of empty land with west-facing views of San Francisco, at 699 Avenue of the Palms.
Mersea will be somewhat of a pioneering effort on the slow-to-be-redeveloped Treasure Island, where a massive housing development is planned but still not yet under construction. In fact, the land they're using for Mersea looks to be a development site, which is probably why they're using the containers to build something temporary.
There are only two spots that currently serve food on the island: Aracely, which is more of a breakfast/brunch spot that double as an event space but which recently expanded service to seven days a week; and Danilov, formerly the Treasure Island Bar & Grill, which serves Russian and Georgian food but is essentially just a banquet hall. Woods Island Club debuted on the eastern side of the island last year, serving Woods beers and hosting occasional food trucks and such, and there are other drinking options for the casual tourist that include a couple of winery tasting rooms.
We'll update you when more info about Mersea, like an opening date, comes our way.