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10 Most Important Bay Area Restaurant Openings of 2015

2015 has been another banner year in Bay Area restaurants. New openings remain quick and steady and often of such high quality, it’s tough to call out the most notable.

2015 has been another banner year in Bay Area restaurants. New openings remain quick and steady and often of such high quality, it’s tough to call out the most notable. While the East Bay brought us a range of openings from the ambitious (Calavera) to neighborhood gems (Salsipuedes, La Marcha), a few SF restaurants garnered new chefs and are better than ever (1760, The Keystone, Bluestem Brasserie). The most welcome comeback? Michael Mina’s trio menus at his flagship restaurant,Michael Mina. Now let’s talk about the 10 most important openings of the last 12 months.

Trestle

Fat Angel and Stones Throw owners (of Hi Neighbor restaurant group: Ryan Cole, executive chef Jason Halverson, Tai Ricci, Jason Kirmse, Cyrick Hia) successfully launched a much-needed concept in Trestle, opened this spring in North Beach. Their nightly changing, three-course prix fixe for only $35 offers artful-yet-comforting New American dishes with the option of an additional (often stellar) pasta course for $10. Stay tuned for their next visionary concept, Corridor, soon-to-open at 100 Van Ness Avenue.

Why It’s Important: High quality in SF translates to the best possible ingredients and world-class food and drink — to do all this with such value and engaged staff/service as Trestle does makes for one inspiring business model.

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