Bistro Unique exterior. Photo by Rebecca Kinney. © tablehopper.com.
Over in Cow Hollow, ~BISTRO UNIQUE~ is scheduled to open today. Eater has been tracking the project, but we have a few additional details for you, like a preliminary menu. It’s a familiar French bistro menu, with a variety of salads, mussels, cassoulet, and steak frites ($25 at dinner), with omelets and croques for brunch. Hours will be Mon-Fri 11am-3pm for lunch, Sat-Sun 9am-3pm for brunch, and 5pm-11pm for dinner nightly. 1849 Union St. at Octavia, 415-218-4136.
~OTTOMAN~ is now open in the Financial District, serving Turkish dishes like kofte and kebabs. Grub Street originally noted this was the Basil Leaf Café. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-9:30am for breakfast, and 11am-2:30pm for lunch. 584 Washington St. at Columbus, 415-391-8228.
Some buzz has been building about ~GOURMET & MORE~, a new specialty shop in Hayes Valley that reportedly has a pretty spiffy cheese room, with more than 250 choices in all. There are also vinegars, oils, macarons, and more. The owner is a gourmet food distributor in the Bay Area who decided to open a store, hence the good prices. Tue-Sun 11am-8pm. 141 Gough St. at Page, 415-874-9133.