What to Eat at 1601 Bar & Kitchen, Opening Within Weeks in SoMa

One of Fernando's composed salads. Photo: Courtesy of 1601 Bar & Kitchen

Here's an update of another anticipated opening that was on our Winter/Spring Preview radar: 1601 Bar & Kitchen (1601 Howard Street at 12th). The new Sri Lankan-inspired restaurant from chef Brian Fernando is facing some construction delays, so their opening has now pushed into late February or early March. But the menu is a work in progress, and you can have a peek at it below.

As you can see, prices top out at $19 for a bavette steak, and the combinations suggest both Fernando's Sri Lankan heritage and fine dining experience he worked for ten years at Le Papillon in San Jose. And one of the signatures will be a Sri Lankan street food favorite, an egg hopper, which is a soft-cooked egg inside a fermented crepe, served with different chutneys.

Stay tuned for updates on the opening date, and expect the menu items to change slightly based on ingredients.


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