Back in March, we shared that ~FISH & FARM~ was moving from its location on Taylor Street into the former Elephant & Castle in the Financial District. The new location is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, and they will continue to source most of their fish, meat, and produce from within a 100-mile radius, with a focus on sustainable and organic ingredients. George Morrone is the chef, which is why you’ll see his trademark tuna tartare on the menu (here’s lunch and dinner). The New American menu includes a chilled Hass avocado soup, BLT skewer, albacore sandwich, and half-pound burger for lunch, while dinner includes salt-baked Mt. Lassen trout and stuffed prawns.
The two-level space has tufted booths, a masculine look, and a full bar, sure to be popular with the FiDi crowd (plus happy hour and live entertainment). 424 Clay St. at Battery, 415-474-3474.
About a month ago, we mentioned the upcoming opening of ~ACQUOLINA~ in the former Café Divine space in North Beach, right on Washington Square. According to some fresh shill posts on Yelp (I always love the “I just joined Yelp to review this restaurant because my experience here was so good!” comments), it’s now open. To recap: a trio of Italians are making Roman-style pizzas, pastas, and meaty dishes for dinner, like peposo al chianti (beef stew) and rack of lamb. Open for lunch and dinner daily, with breakfast also in the works. 1600 Stockton St. at Union, 415-781-0331.