Outerlands to Get Bigger This Summer

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Outerlands chef Brett Cooper Photo: Brian Smeets/Grub Street

The successful, tiny — and pretty stellar — Outer Sunset eatery Outerlands (4001 Judah at 45th) is expanding into a space next door that will in effect double the size of the restaurant, and allow for more tables, more bar space, better lunch service, and an expanding bakery and pastry program too. As the Scoop reports, they're taking over a former Chinese restaurant with the same footprint as their existing restaurant, and as owner Dave Muller tells Grub Street this afternoon, the kitchen will get to grow too, and "some of the wall will come down to create a larger, integrated room."

Chef Brett Cooper, who previously did stints at Coi and Saison, has been crafting a sophisticated menu of California flavors in the casual, driftwood-paneled, usually fogged-in spot since early last year, and has one a lot of praise all around. Additionally, Muller is in charge of the cocktail program, which we've previously raved about, and which features seasonal details and well-balanced concoctions that pair well with Cooper's plates.

As Muller further explains, there will be an added 20 or so more seats, including bar seats where people can dine and or drink, and there will now be more options for larger parties than the current tiny space allows. Additionally, "The bread and pastry program will be growing as well, to offer more baked goods throughout the day and for take out too. And our parklet construction will be occurring simultaneously on 45th avenue which will create more space for folks who are waiting to do so comfortably." Muller says to look for more diverse lunch and brunch options as well as possibly expanded hours as the summer progresses, and something else they haven't had: table service at lunch.

Outerlands - 4001 Judah Street at 45th Avenue - 415.661.6140 - Open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for brunch.

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