Charles Phan's New Project, the Penthouse Club & Steakhouse, and Medjool Changes
While physicaly not far from his Ferry Building restaurant the Slanted Door, Charles Phan's pending restaurant on Pier 3 will be world's away when it comes to cuisine and décor. SFGate reports that the food and drinks inspiration will be pulled from the cajun and creole of New Orleans. As for décor, the inspiration for architect Olle Lundberg's work will be his old canoe. Interesting.
Bow chica wow wow: The pending Penthouse Club & Steakhouse will open March 15. And yes, Grub Street confirms there will be a couple Penthouse Pets in attendance for the grand opening.
The Marina-in-the-Mission restaurant and club Medjool is closing the dining room, but the roof-with-a-view will remain open. (We're not surprised they're keeping it accessible after the lengthy battle to allow the the roof/deck to remain open.) Inside Scoop notes the restaurant/club's dining area is slated to close indefinitely and undergo renovations. There's no talk of new ownership, yet, although owner Gus Murad put the place on the market last year.
And it's official. Eater SF delivers the news that Roam Artisan Burgers has signed a lease for the old Osaka space on Fillmore. Expect the grill to go hot in June.