Reminder: Seaglass Restaurant Opens Today Along With the Exploratorium


Today is opening day for the new Exploratorium on Pier 15, and with it Loretta Keller's Seaglass restaurant. The space boasts pretty views of the bay, a full cocktail bar, a raw bar overseen by sushi master Sachio Kojima (onetime chef-owner of Kabuto Sushi A&S;), and large-scale versions of the Icy Bodies and Thermal Mixing exhibits that designer Olle Lundberg incorporated into the interior. The set-up is cafeteria-style but without trays, and with both indoor and outdoor seating. In addition to sushi, Seafood Watch-approved seafood, and more adventurous stuff like Japanese pickles and kimchi, there is a rotisserie chicken station, a pizza station, tacos, quesadillas, and a Welsh rarebit version of grilled cheese. Also: Keller’s signature batter-fried green beans.

For those who don't want the whole sit-down experience, the museum has a café as well, The Seismic Joint, with to-go sandwiches and salads, coffee, and baked goods.

Seaglass is primarily going to be a family-friendly affair, with the museum's bread and butter of course being families with children. But the place will be open one night a week, Thursdays, for adults only.

Seaglass - The Exploratorium, Pier 15 on the Embarcadero - Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays. Open Thursday evenings for adults only from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Earlier: First Look at Seaglass, the New Restaurant at the Exploratorium, Opening Next Week