Trace rendering: Stanley Saitowitz.
On Sunday April 10th, W San Francisco’s ~XYZ~ restaurant closed, and will be reopening as Trace after an extensive renovation by architect Stanley Saitowitz (Conduit). Executive chef Paul Piscopo is staying on, and will be joined by newly appointed forager Alaun Grimald (is forager going to be the new “hot job” of 2011?). No set ETA at this time, so let’s just say later this year, shall we? Guests can still order off the dining menu and get their drink on in the W Café on the first floor.
Another Sunday closure was ~LONG BAR~ on Fillmore, which will be undergoing a light renovation this month. Reza Esmaili and chef Erik Hopfinger will be reopening the place later this month with a new name and menu—details to be revealed soon. 2298 Fillmore St. at Clay, 415-440-1700.