I have a couple of closures to report around town thanks to reader tips. First, VICOLETTO in North Beach closed two weeks ago. I got in touch with co-owner Francesco Covucci, who said they are reconcepting and will be opening something else in the space—he’s just a little busy with getting his plans for the Pantarei space lined up first. 550 Green St. at Stockton.
Tablehopper reader Lisa B. let me know that BRASSERIE 398 in Union Square was papered over and closed. At least we can still find chef Glen Schwartz’s tasty vittles over at The Douglas Room. 398 Geary St. at Mason.
And just when we thought Vietnamese restaurant MAU in the Mission was closing, they are back from the brink. Tablehopper reader Gina P. came into the restaurant to have a last meal and there was a sign on the window saying they worked things out with their landlord and will be reopening at the end of October/early November, after they regroup. Call it a comeback! 665 Valencia St. at 18th St.
The interior of Vicoletto in North Beach. Stand by for a reconcepting. Photo via Facebook.