The Return of Yuet Lee, Lai Hong Lounge, Maybeck's, and More


The trademark lime green and red exterior of Yuet Lee is illuminated once again. Yelp photo by Mike C..


A look at the updated Maybeck’s. Photo: Marc Fiorito/Gamma Nine.

Thanks to Supervisor Aaron Peskin for tweeting the fantastic news that ~YUET LEE~ has reopened after a nine-month, soft-story retrofit. Bring on the late-night eats: the clams in black bean sauce, the salt-and-pepper squid (always better on-site at 1am), and chow fun. Join the likes of Jackie Chan and pay a visit to this classic Chinatown restaurant that would really love to see you (and needs our business!). Open daily 11am-11pm (Tue 5pm-11pm). 1300 Stockton St. at Broadway.

Another great comeback is ~LAI HONG LOUNGE~, a Chinatown favorite for dim sum (and sister to Hong Kong Lounge on Geary). They also closed for a soft-story retrofit, and made some major décor updates and added two new dining rooms. Time to get some friends together for a dim sum feast or evening banquet. Open daily 10am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-8:30pm. 416 Powell St. at Broadway. Via Hoodline

In a little over a week will be the reopening of ~MAYBECK’S~ in the Marina, this time with some ownership changes (Erik Lowe has departed and Lori Baker and Jeffrey Banker of the former Baker & Banker are joining chef-owner Aaron Toensing, and the talented Glen Schwartz has joined the team as chef de cuisine), a room refresh, and a major menu update (although the famed beef Wellington will continue on Wednesdays). I had some readers wondering about what what happening with the space, Eater reports it’s coming back June 30th.

The website mentions “a robust wine list created by wine consultant Rebecca Chapa” (yay, Chapa!) and “Coming this summer, Maybeck’s will open a wine shop as part of the restaurant, offering a selection of domestic and imported wines for purchase in addition to wine dinners. The wine shop will also serve as a private dining space.” Cheers! Hours (for now) will be Tue-Thu 4pm-10pm and Fri-Sat 4pm-11pm. 3213 Scott St. at Lombard.

After closing in Laurel Village after a nine-year run, ~ARTESANO~ has quietly moved to Dogpatch and has joined forces with The Plant to share fixed and utility costs, resources, the storefront, dining room, kitchen, and even some employees. Clever solution! You can find their housemade empanadas, lomo saltado, Cubano sandwich, grilled churrasco steak, ceviche, tres leches cake, and homemade sangria. Open weekdays only for the time being, with happy hour from 3pm-6pm daily. Kids eat free on Wednesdays after 4pm (kids 12 and under, with adult purchase). They offer indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, delivery, and catering. 2335 3rd St. at 20th St.