Opening on Polk Street: Blue Barn Gourmet


The many, many salad topping options at Blue Barn. Photo via Facebook.

Two years ago, we mentioned that popular salad (and sandwich) shop, ~BLUE BARN GOURMET~, was opening a second location in the former Yabbie’s Coastal Kitchen on Polk. Since the team (Sam Josi, Nate Valentine, and Stryker Scales) has their latest project (Padrecito in Cole Valley) up and running, it’s now time to release the salads: Blue Barn Gourmet on Polk is due to open on Tuesday August 6th.

The space is a lot larger than the original on Chestnut Street—there will be 44 seats plus 9 at the wine bar—look for some outdoor seating to come later too. Partner Nate Valentine said he wants it to be more of a space where people can sit and enjoy their meal over a glass of wine, while the Chestnut location is more grab-and-go. The opening menu will be pretty similar to the Chestnut location, with some additions later, like maybe a few proteins. We originally mentioned in tablehopper that there was going to be rotisserie chicken, and that still remains a possibility. There are local beers and wines (five reds, five whites), and all the wines are made by people the team personally knows. Initial hours are Tue-Sun 11am-8pm, and will be adjusted as needed (Mondays will be added later too). Follow their web page for confirmation on the opening before heading over. 2237 Polk St. at Vallejo, 415-655-9438.