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)
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!
Pesce (2227 Polk Street); Photo: Yelp
Jake’s on Market (2223 Market Street)
Grubstreet reports that the popular Russian Hill Italian seafood restaurant Pesce (Italian for “fish”) will be coming to the Castro in the former Jake’s on Market location (2223 Market Street). The restaurant is moving because they’d like to find a larger space; many reviews on Yelp mention how tiny the current space is.
Pesce was listed in the San Francisco Chronicle’s Top 100 Restaurants of 2012 and is 4-star rated on Yelp with pretty good reviews. They’ll be joining three other seafood focused restaurants in the Castro including Catch, Anchor Oyster, and Woodhouse Fish Company. Anchor Oyster and Woodhouse are both pretty small and usually pretty busy, so a seafood restaurant that’s already earned its stripes and has a larger dining area will be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
So far, they’re looking at an August opening date for the Castro location. We pulled down some photos of their dishes from Yelp that look pretty tasty. Check out the food porn in the gallery below.
Crab Tower with avacado
Oyster Vodka Shots
Linguine Alla Vongole
Deep Sea Perch