Roka Akor (Financial District): This hotshot robata chain has added a subterranean bar to its address. Go for seasonal sushi, charred meat, and cocktails from the Alembic’s well-known alum Daniel Hyatt.
ETA : Late June or early July
801 Montgomery St. (near Jackson St.)
MKT (SoMa): The Four Seasons enlisted the design whizzes of New York’s Avroko to reinvent its restaurant. A subdued, woodfurnished spot, it seats around 160 for market fresh small plates and cocktails.
ETA : June 3
757 Market St. (near O’Farrell St.)
The Beer Hall (Civic Center): This neighborhood beer and wine bar will have an exclusive house beer on tap, a small food menu, and a retail component—complete with mobile ordering.
ETA : Early June
1 Polk St. (at Market St.)
Originally published in the June 2013 issue of San Francisco