The Original U.S. Restaurant. Yelp photo by Christian B.
The exterior of the former Olive on Larkin. Yelp photo by Kathy V.
We saw the application of ~ESAN CLASSIC~ hit the ABC wires with Tom Narupon Silargorn’s name on it (the owner and chef of Lers Ros) for the former Olive space on Larkin. After numerous calls to each Lers Ros, no one could share any details about the new project, but Eater ended up getting a translator to speak with Silargorn, who confirmed this new location will focus on Northeastern Thai (Issan/Esan) cuisine. Look for a late December opening if everything goes well with the remodel and permits. 739-743 Larkin St. at O’Farrell.
Fans of local seafood will be happy to hear Andi and Joe Conte of Water2Table Fish Co. (the amazing sustainable seafood suppliers) are going to be opening a restaurant and fish market in North Beach. And not just any location, but the Original U.S. Restaurant location—and Hoodline mentions that they are North Beach residents, so it’s extra perfect. Scoop reports they are thinking of calling it ~SEVEN FISHES~ (Joe is Italian-American and is obviously well aware of the Feast of the Seven Fishes).
They’ll be hiring a chef to prepare primarily coastal Italian dishes and look forward to being able to try some limited/rare kinds of seafood. There will also be a retail counter with seafood and prepared items like pickled herring, smoked fish, and some take-home items so you can put together a meal quickly. They plan to serve lunch and dinner, and there will be around 50 seats. Spring is the target for the opening. 515 Columbus Ave. at Green.