As previously reported on tablehopper, Outer Sunset beacon ~OUTERLANDS~ is expanding. Well, the time has come, and they will be closing on Monday December 30th for the final step in the renovation project. To commemorate the time they’ve spent with their current space, they’ll be offering a special chef’s tasting menu on Friday December 27th and Saturday December 28th for $65 per person, with beverage pairings available as well. Reservations can be made here.
As for the changes, the additional space will allow the restaurant to add 22 seats, including 6 or 7 at the bar. They’ve got a full liquor license and will continue to offer cocktails, with plans to add a new bar manager. You’ll also be able to order from the full menu at the bar. They’ll be adding a special bread and pastry room to the kitchen, so look out for an expanded availability of loaves from baker David Muller to purchase during the day, plus the addition of morning pastry hour with goods from pastry chef Brooke Mosley. The dinner and lunch menus will stay tight and small, but you’ll find more choices at lunch in particular. Many of the favorites on the lunch and brunch menu will remain (no more eggs in jail would equal revolt), along with some offerings that reflect the complexity currently found on the dinner menu.
Many of the original designers of the space are involved in the renovation, and the plan is to keep the feel of the space while improving flow and adding some important features. Look for seating for large groups, and the new bar mentioned above. The heated outdoor seating will remain, and there is also word that hours will expand. The reopening is slated for February 2014.
The famed grilled cheese at Outerlands. Yelp photo by Tiffany W.