The next best hope for new food in the Castro arrives this weekend, and it's called Fable (558 Castro). It's a cozy spot where a lot of attention has been paid to the playful design by Craige Walters, and there's a new American menu from chef-owner Jon Hearnsberger that's heavy on hearty classics but with a few twists, with dishes like a pancetta and quince tart, and an "All-American" pot roast served with a parmesan popover. The space was formerly home to Luna, with its inviting back patio, and that back area will be put to good use again with a new garden, semi-enclosed patio, and dedicated back bar, as Tablehopper reports, likely by summer. Today we bring you some photos, and you can expect to find them very softly open beginning tonight, with the official grand opening next week.
It's beer and wine only, with four beers on tap, and a wine list with both domestic and international selections by the glass.
Luna had also been a popular brunch spot, and Fable will continue that tradition, but brunch likely won't launch for at least a few weeks.
Fable - 558 Castro Street between 18th and 19th Street - 415-590-2404 - Dinner nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., happy hour 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.