Lots happening in Hayes Valley: first up, ~BAR JULES~ is now open at 5:30pm, which should make many opera, symphony, and ballet-goers happy since they’ll be able to make their 7:30pm shows now.
FYI, ~SEBO~ is now closed on Sundays, due to a variety of reasons. It might not be permanent—they’re just making adjustments, so stand by.
Starting on Sunday October 9th, ~NOJO~ will be open for Sunday brunch from 11am-2:30pm. The menu will feature new dishes, like chicken ramen topped with grilled confit chicken, chopped negi, and a farm egg; homemade spam with a fried egg and nori over steamed rice; a crispy tonkatsu sandwich with shredded lettuce; as well as a traditional Japanese breakfast. The menu should be posted on their website soon.
And taking over the Allegro space (just across from Absinthe) will be DOBBS FERRY from chef Mike Yakura (corporate executive chef of Ozumo), Scott Broccoli (Aces, The Pub), and Danny Sterling (Ozumo). Inside Scoop reports it will be “a California bistro with East Coast sentiments” (ends up Broccoli and Sterling both come from Westchester County in New York—Dobbs Ferry is a town in the county). The main space will feature a bar and lounge with full liquor and a 40-seat dining room. For those who know the space, there’s also the former kebab space on Hayes that’s attached to the kitchen—the guys are talking about making it the lunch area, with a grab-and-go counter. November is the targeted opening date. 409 Gough St. and 406 Hayes St.
The counter at Bar Jules. Photo: © tablehopper.com.