I have been wondering who would move into the closed Mandarin Villa space in Hayes Valley, and it’s Rich Table’s Sarah and Evan Rich—their primary restaurant is conveniently just a block away. They will be opening a casual rotisserie chicken restaurant, RT ROTISSERIE, in early 2017. (We all hoped it would be “Sally ‘Sarah’ Hurricane’s” fried chicken, but this is probably better for the longevity of all of us.)
There will be an approachable menu, with the kind of food you’d be happy with any night: rotisserie chicken and sides, soups, big Cali salads, and sandwiches, plus some oysters for good measure. And wine. It will be an unpretentious spot, designed by Fine Root. Hours will be 11am-9pm, with an all-day menu. Stand by for updates. 101 Oak St. at Franklin.
This is what won’t be happening (fried chicken!) but it should give you an idea of what RT Rotisserie will feel like. Photo via Instagram.