Niku Steakhouse will soon open a more low-key sister restaurant a

A new restaurant slated to open next month will delight Niku Steakhouse fans and foodies in general in San Francisco’s Design District. Omakase Restaurant Group, which runs other successful restaurants like Omakase, Dumpling Time and Live Sushi Bar, is set to open a more low-key version of Niku Steakhouse called Rosemary & Pine. The location at 1725 Alameda Street at the intersection with De Haro Street is just one block from Niku and Dumpling Time.

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According to a press release and Eater SF, Rosemary & Pine will be a “more casual answer to Niku Steakhouse” that will feature oven-baked flatbreads, fresh sourdough, focaccia, as well as “meats baked in the oven from wood and slowly braised”. , fresh seafood adorned with seasonal garnishes and a handful of dishes with nostalgic elements.” Niku Steakhouse Executive Chef Dustin Falcon will be at the helm of Rosemary & Pine. According to the website, Falcon will create “seasonally changing California cuisine that celebrates relationships with the Bay Area’s finest farmers and suppliers.”


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How casual the new restaurant will be remains to be seen, but we hear you’ll see some things a little ordinary on the menu, like dishes with Old Bay seasonings or ranch dressing for the salads. Eater reports that the menu “will draw heavily on Falcon’s affinity for the cuisine of his youth, meaning the restaurant will blend East Coast and California cuisines.” Besides top restaurants in San Francisco and Napa, Falcon has also worked and studied at locations in Florida, New York and Italy.


Chief Dustin Falcon. | Photo credit: @chefdustinfalcon/Instagram

Rosemary & Pine will also have a full bar, serving beer, California wine selections, and cocktails centered around tequila and gin. Given its name, expect to see creative pine-infused drinks, as well as cocktails perfect for drinking during the day during brunch. All we know so far about an opening date is that it’s slated for the end of next month. There’s no word yet on hours, but Eater reports there will be late-night bar service. Check back regularly on the Rosemary & Pine Instagram page for updates on the opening and more details on the menu.

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