Chocolate Lab: Opening Friday in Dogpatch


Mandarin mousse cake; photo courtesy of Chocolate Lab.

As previously mentioned on tablehopper, Michael Recchiuti’s ~CHOCOLATE LAB~ is opening this Friday November 16th in Dogpatch. The Lab will have a variety of offerings, and will be open for lunch, dinner, drinks, and everything in between. You’ll be able to select something off the savory menu of tartines on Firebrand bread (like bay shrimp, or chickpea and vegetables), or cheese and charcuterie plates. And, of course, there will be a dessert menu with chocolate and caramel plated desserts, plus cookies, pastries, chocolate confections, ice cream, and hot and cold chocolate drinks. (I can’t wait to try the bittersweet chocolate custard.) Adult beverages (think vino, vermouth and sherry cocktails, local beers) along with soft drinks, coffee, and tea will also be available.

There are 23 seats inside and some seats outside on the Tennessee Street side, weather permitting. Also worth noting: just a few doors down is the Little Nib retail shop (807 22nd St.). Hours are Sun 12 pm-5pm, Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm (closed Sun evenings and all day Mon for private bookings). 801 22nd St. at Tennessee, 415-489-2881.