New Project Opening in the Former Farina from Liholiho's Jeff Hanak and Ravi Kapur with David Golovin


Jeff Hanak, David Golovin, and Ravi Kapur are partnering on a new restaurant in the former Farina space. Photo courtesy of LYCSF.


Exterior of Farina. Photo courtesy of Farina.

Incredibly exciting news just rolled in from the Liholiho Yacht Club team: Jeff Hanak and Ravi Kapur are partnering with David Golovin (Spruce,Village Pub, Rubicon, La Folie, and NOPA​) on a yet-to-be-named restaurant that is opening in the former Farina space (and Anna’s Danish Cookies, for you fellow old-timers) in the Mission. Nope, no douchey private social club backed by Peter Thiel is going in. Just good people who understand hospitality, wonderful food, neighborhood relations, and how to take great care of their employees and guests. (So glad someone burned some sage and did an exorcism over there.)

Kapur and Hanak will be managing partners, while chef-partner Golovin will be driving the menu, showcasing his Eastern European heritage with a strong emphasis on wood fired cooking, slow smoking, and preservation. His seasonal menu will feature platters of smoked fish, grilled meats, and whole-vegetable cookery—Bay Area bounty in effect.

Seth Boor (Boor Projects) will be creating a welcoming space, and guests will be able to enjoy alfresco dining with sidewalk seating and at the rooftop patio and bar. Dinner will be served from 5-10pm, with brunch to follow on weekends. They will offer a limited amount of reservations and keep most seating open for walk-ins. Cocktails will be available, along with well-selected wines and beer. Look for updates in advance of their projected fall opening. 3560 18th St. at Guerrero.