At Reserve in San Francisco, we’re constantly looking for great restaurants to partner with. If we’re lucky, we find a newly-opened restaurant that we fall in love with instantly. Over the past few weeks, we hit the jackpot five times, discovering and bringing on brand new, delicious, ambitious, exciting and unique restaurants that we think you’ll love too.
Aatxe’s menu draws inspiration from the Basque tapas culture, utilizing traditional Spanish cooking techniques and presentation. Encouraging a communal style of dining, the menu encompasses everything from traditional pintxos and small plates to large cazuelas.
At this San Francisco sister to San Mateo’s Michelin-starred All Spice, Chef Sachin Chopra stretches beyond his classical training to create elegantly composed dishes that subtly hint at Indian, Japanese, Norwegian, Mediterranean and other worldly influences. The result is a unique cuisine with its own distinctive point of view. The intimate space boasts a nine-seat bar, 12-seat lounge and a variety of house cocktails and wines from small producers around the globe.
Aaron London‘s much-anticipated restaurant in the Mission serves up a simple but delicious menu of globally-inspired fare. Main dishes are plant-focused, with meats treated as complementary side dishes. A brightly colored space with big open windows and custom blond wood furniture is the perfect atmosphere for taking in the creative food. Handcrafted cocktails and a variety of wines and beers are available to wash down the boldly spiced, easily shareable dishes.
Ichi Kakiya, the highly-anticipated follow up to Tim and Erin Archuleta’s beloved Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar, is an oyster shop (kakiya is Japanese for “oyster”) and raw bar. Diners can savor sustainable seafood — raw, chilled or cooked — as well as traditional Japanese small plates in an thoughtfully decorated space inspired by the ocean. The restaurant offers a number of shellfish-friendly sakes, beers and wines.
Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal, owners of Jersey Restaurant, combine the memories of their East Coast childhood with their travels in Italy and West Coast culinary sensibilities. Slightly Mediterranean and impossibly fresh, Jersey is a buzzy neighborhood favorite serving up Garden State-inspired Italian fare, along with local beer and wine, in a stylish setting — a mix of urban, polished concrete details and rustic, butcher block textures.
Spring is the time for new bounty and fresh harvest, so celebrate the season by checking out some of our new restaurants on Reserve.