Red Hill Station Open and Shucking Oysters in Bernal


An opening party (with live music) at Red Hill Station. Photo via Facebook.

We’ve been tracking the opening of ~RED HILL STATION~ in Bernal Heights, and we’re happy to report this 36-seat neighborhood restaurant is now open for dinner. Owners Amy Reticker and Taylor Pedersen are both longtime Bernal residents, and both worked at Anchor Oyster Bar. The seafood-focused menu has shucked oysters; a Caesar salad with bay shrimp; tuna carpaccio; sea trout with browned butter, asparagus, carrots, fingerling potatoes, and almonds; and skirt steak with baby carrots and small potatoes. Look for menu items to rotate nightly.

There are also four beers and four wines on tap, all local picks. The space was previously Blue Star Elephant space, and it now features a bit of an East Coast seafood shack vibe, with a soft blue and white color scheme, copper-topped tables, and industrial metal chairs.

Their current hours are Thu-Mon 5pm-10pm. There will also be a fish market in a month or so, and weekend brunch is also in the plans. 803 Cortland Ave. at Ellsworth, 415-757-0480.