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

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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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