PHOTOS: Pesce Seafood Bar nearly ready to open, training last night

Pesce Seafood Bar interior (photo: Roy McKenzie)

Pesce Seafood Bar interior (photo: Roy McKenzie)

Walking by the location currently under renovation for the previously reported new Pesce Seafood Bar restaurant (in the old Jake’s on Market space at 2223 Market Street), I noticed some of the plastic was off the windows revealing views of the newly remodeled interior, folks sitting at tables set to candlelight, and what appeared to be servers bustling around. On closer inspection, a sign was posted in the window that indicated the restaurant staff was in training and the restaurant was not yet open.

I took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the interior for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Pesce Seafood Bar interior with bar in view (photo: Roy McKenzie)

Pesce Seafood Bar interior with bar in view (photo: Roy McKenzie)

The newly remodeled space that will be hosting the relocated restaurant (formerly on Polk) features a clean modern design with wood floors, dark wood accents, white walls, and metal and black chairs and tables. The bar is deeper and lower and the track and can lighting is low and thoughtful. The new look is definitely more refined than the diner feel of Jake’s on Market.

Construction workers have been coming in and out more recently this past week, likely putting on the finishing touches to the exterior and interior. We expect to see them open within the next couple of weeks if not sooner.

We’ll keep you informed!

Roy McKenzie

Roy has been a Castro resident since 2010 and is passionate about drag queens, bicycling, and food. Follow his babbling on Twitter.

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9 Responses

  1. rblack says:

    Yay, so excited for this. Looks lovely and warm inside, something Jake’s was sorely lacking – lowering the bar is especially wise.

    Having experienced restauranteurs who presumably listen to their customers rather than blaming them in this space, they will be very successful.

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    • rblack says:

      Going tonight – will report back.

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      • rblack says:


        Very nice place – leave your hoodie at home for a change ;p

        More like a Frances or Starbelly and a tiny bit pricey so not a nightly thing, but definitely a treat. Shared plates mostly and you could probably get off cheap if you skip wine and cocktails.

        I liked it, good addition to the hood.

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  2. Rick says:

    The restaurant looks beautiful. I will definitely give them a try. If it turns out to be another over the top decibel level establishment, I shall laugh them out of business.

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    • rblack says:

      I know, we must be getting old. Down with loud places! (and nail salons).

      I love HiTops and go there often, but holy hell, sometimes it’s so ridiculously loud, you literally have to shout at the person you are with just to be heard.

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      • Rick says:

        LoL, it isn’t about getting old, even though I am absolutely ancient, it’s about simple dignity.
        Loud music in any public gathering place, such as supermarkets, clothing stores, nail salons, home improvement centers and ESPECIALLY restaurants, completely robs the customer of his/her free thought. (Read subliminal mind control)
        In addition, the low end MUSAK versions of questionable talent played over crappy PA speakers has got to stop. Listen closely sometime, it has been the same repetitive crap for 20 years with 1 or 2 recent things thrown in to make you think it’s current… Most are altered to remove instruments so royalties need not be paid…add nauseam…

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  3. rblack says:

    Took a peak in here today – looking great.

    The facade is getting an update as well, very warm and understated.

    Open open open.

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