New bars have opened in both the Castro and North Beach neighborhoods, Lazy Bear is set to close this summer for a renovation, and the Chronicle's critic sees a lot of greige at RH's Palm Court restaurant.

Bar 49 has made its debut in the Castro, taking over the flatiron-shaped space at the intersection of Market and 15th Street (2295 Market, at Noe) that was most recently called Los Amigos. As reported earlier, it's a first solo venture for longtime Hi Tops manager Colm O'Brien, and it's a beer and wine bar with a pretty hearty food menu — think sliders, burgers, salads, fish and chips, and Irish favorites like shepherd's pie and bangers and mash. Also on offer are frozen margaritas (using low-ABV agave spirit, but they taste like real margaritas!), and frosé, perfect for warm weekends like this one. The place has been pretty steadily crowded in its opening week, and it's been given a handsome remodel with dark-green tile behind the bar.

Over in North Beach, the former Grant & Green Saloon has also gotten a remodel, and reopens tonight as a cocktail spot named April Jean. It's the project of a trio of industry vets, as Eater reports — Nate Valentine (Tipsy Pig, Padrecito, August Hall) and Jamal Blake-Williams (Harper & Rye, Tipsy Pig, Peacekeeper), and former August Hall beverage director Joe Poz. Blake-Williams calls the 100-year-old saloon space "a once-in-a-lifetime location," and the team has brightened the formerly dive-y space, and adding a cocktail menu with tipples named for each of the owners' moms. (The bar's name is also a tribute to Blake-Williams's and Poz's mothers.) The place is now open seven days a week, 2 pm to 2 am.

Lazy Bear is closing for monthlong (or so) renovation later this summer. The Michelin two-star restaurant will be celebrating first with a return to the long-table, dinner-party format that the restaurant launched with, for one week in late July. Until July 23, it's business as usual with staggered seating and everyone at their own table. Then, in August, comes the renovation, and the restaurant plans to reopen in mid-September, as Eater reports.

Pasta Supply Co.'s new Mission District location, at 3233 22nd Street, launched dinner service this week after a couple weeks doing retail sales only. The menu is a little more extensive than the Richmond location, and offers things like chicken thigh piccata on buttered mafaldine, fusilli with spicy vodka sauce (and optional shrimp or green chile sausage) and saffron-ricotta cuscini "White Lotus Season 2 style." Note that bottles of wine, found in a milk crate by the door, are retail price plus $10 for dine-in. Dinner is served seven nights a week, 5 to 9 pm. See the dinner menu here.

Xebec, a new Mediterranean-Japanese restaurant, has opened in the former Sauce space (131 Gough Street) in Hayes Valley. The restaurant was in the news last month for the wrong reason, after it suffered a burglary just as it was readying to open. But after that setback, as Tablehopper reports, chef George Hawawini has rolled out his seafood-heavy menu, which features a number of raw-bar items and small plates — and, do note, they have a full bar.

A new Brazilian restaurant opens next week in Cow Hollow, called Boto (1853 Union Street at Laguna). As Tablehopper tells us, it's a project of owners Johnny Metheny and Nick Bonney, who brought in Brazilian chef Lucas Freire to lead the kitchen. It opens Wednesday, June 27, and you can expect a menu of Brazilian classics including a grilled, dry-aged picanha (top sirloin steak), and Brazilian-style rotisserie chicken.

Back in the Castro, Frances is doing a Pride Sunday brunch for the first time, with a special prix fixe menu for everyone looking to stay away from the Market Street/Civic Center madness — or those just looking to have a civilized brunch before entering the chaos. The menu is here, and includes two family-style starter courses, a choice of salmon or wagyu rib-eye with a fried duck egg, and a rainbow sherbet sundae for dessert, for $100 per person. Find a table here.

Chronicle critic MacKenzie Chung Fegan unleashed a doozy of a review of the RH (formerly Restoration Hardware) restaurant in Mission Bay, called the Palm Court. It is, of course, a restaurant that isn't really about the food, and is more about the Instagrammability of it all — there was apparently a no-cracked-pepper rule in the kitchen at one point. Chung Fegan approves of the Jidori chicken, but little else, and she calls attention to what has to be the oddest $30 burger in town, which features a thick slab of unmelted Monterey Jack cheese, because why? She also ventured to the Palo Alto RH location where the menu is a bit more expansive, and finds a fried chicken sandwich that is anything but special.

And Associate Restaurant Critic Cesar Hernandez sings the praises of 3 Bottled Fish, a tiny Vietnamese restaurant in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood. Hernandez loves the "thrilling" dishes that include salmon belly com tam, and "Eastside" noodle bowls, as well as the house-made fish sauce by chef-owner Paulette Tran.

Photo: Jay Barmann