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There’s a Waterfront Parisian-Inspired Bistro Coming to the Embarcadero

There’s a Waterfront Parisian-Inspired Bistro Coming to the Embarcadero


A brand new French restaurant referred to as Bon Delire will open subsequent yr within the former Hard Water house at Pier 3 on the Embarcadero

By subsequent summer time, San Francisco diners will be capable of take pleasure in French bistro fare and a glass of Champagne in a bay-front house on the Embarcadero. Bon Delire, a brand new restaurant from the proprietor of downtown eating places Sens and Barcha, is predicted to open in April 2024 at Pier 3, Suite 102. San Franciscans might know the house because the longtime house of chef Charles Phan’s New Orleans-inspired bar Hard Water, which closed through the pandemic leaving the waterfront house darkish for the previous few years.

Owner Kais Bouzidi, who grew up in Paris and moved to San Francisco in his early twenties, says he’s excited his third restaurant represents such a robust private connection — and can transfer into the high-profile house on the Embarcadero. “I’ve all the time been keen on the attraction and character of the house,” he says, including that when it turned out there he knew he wished to pursue the chance. “I stated, ‘I believe this one is supposed to be.’”


Bon Delire
Kais Bouzidi

Though particulars about Bon Delire stay considerably scarce for now, Bouzidi says he’ll draw inspiration from eating places in Paris, the place he returns a number of instances a yr to go to household. The restaurant will serve lunch, joyful hour, and dinner, with a menu comprised primarily of salads, sandwiches, and quiche plus small, sharable plates akin to Spanish tapas. There will probably be “plenty of bubbles,” he says, in addition to a full bar. He hopes FiDi employees will come by for lunch and maybe return for a late afternoon cocktail. If the drinks run lengthy, the dinnertime menu will supply some bigger entrees like steak frites or roasted rooster.

The bones of the high-ceilinged house will keep the identical, however Kais goals so as to add banquettes across the perimeter of the room, plus sidewalk seating dealing with the Embarcadero. They’ll shut off the small open kitchen, transition the uncooked bar right into a charcuterie station, and maintain the vast majority of the bar itself in place — whereas making beauty upgrades similar to changing the present copper bar high. The again of the house, which faces the water, can have some stools for individuals who need to stomach up for a drink, plus a takeout window serving grab-and-go-friendly objects like baguette sandwiches and comfortable serve.

All stated and executed, there could be about 80 seats in whole — 50 inside, 20 out entrance, and 17 across the horseshoe-shaped bar. Bouzidi, whose passions outdoors of eating places and meals contain music, is worked up about plans to put in a sales space the place DJs can spin vinyl records. There will probably be French tunes on faucet, in fact, however he hopes to fill the eating room with a mixture of sounds from all around the world. “I’m actually excited to supply one thing that’s near my coronary heart,” he says.


Bon Delire

Bon Delire (Pier 3, Suite 102 The Embarcadero) is predicted to open in late spring/early summer time 2024.

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by way of Eater SF – All https://sf.eater.com/

November 16, 2023 at 09:48PM

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