Changes in the Lower Haight

I was riding my bike down Haight Street this weekend and noticed a few changes in the Lower Haight: ~VISIT THAI~ has now morphed into ~BISTRO SAINT GERMAIN~. The owner is Laurent Legendre, who also has ~LE P'TIT LAURENT~ in Glen Park. He will have the same chef, Eliseo Soto Dimos, overseeing both kitchens. The menu will feature affordable bistro fare, like mussels, escargots, salads, vegetarian dishes, baby chicken, bavette, and boeuf bourguignon. Prices will be affordable (the chicken is $14, the bavette is $17). Legendre will also be introducing his popular prix-fixe menu that he offers in Glen Park: three courses for $19.95, available all night from Sunday through Thursday. The décor has been changed as well: less Candyland, and more classic bistro style. Bistro Saint Germain opens this Saturday for dinner at 5:30pm, and will be open nightly for dinner, closing hours TBD. 518 Haight St. at Fillmore, 415-626-6262.