Photo of Corey Lee by Blair Sneddon Photography.
A couple of months ago, I heard a rumor that culinary badass Corey Lee of Benu had a new project in the works (actually two—we shall see). The first one has been partially revealed through an ABC license that points to a location in Hayes Valley (it’s a new building and buildout—so I am assuming it’s going to be the restaurant in the new 300 Ivy project). Based on a rendering I saw awhile back for the mixed-use project, the restaurant space is slated to be 2,900 square feet. The DBA (which could be temporary) is Monsieur Benjamin. Scoop caught up with Lee, who isn’t revealing any details right now (the deal isn’t final just yet). But Corey Lee + full liquor = intriguing. Very. 451 Gough St. at Ivy.