Mina made his name at Aqua in the late 90s, and now, having bought the place, he returns triumphantly with the new Restaurant Michael Mina on October 19.
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Michael Mina is abandoning fine dining for the moment, turning his eponymous restaurant into a high-end steakhouse and reopening Michael Mina as a more casual concept.
Owner Kobi Tobiano comes from Michael Mina's Charles Nob Hill and San Francisco's Watergate.
A new Balthazar-esque brasserie is on its way in 2011 from the Whisk Group.
Former executive sous chef at Aqua Kim Alter will be opening a new restaurant in late July.
Well, the aforementioned rumor is true and chef Michael Mina confirms for the Scoop his plan to turn Restaurant Michael Mina at the Westin St. Francis into a steakhouse, à la his Vegas venture Stripsteak. He'll be keeping a couple...
Michael Mina is likely to shutter and reopen as a high-end steakhouse.
Aqua assets and name are sold off to new restaurant group as Mina takes over lease on 252 California.
A phone message states that Aqua is closed "temporarily," but we suspect a longer closure and complete re-concepting.
Rumor has it Michael Mina at the St. Francis will shutter at month's end.
Some familiar notables of 2009 like Beard nominees Frances, RN74, and Flour + Water are predictable additions; new deletions include Fonda, Kokkari, and Ton Kiang.
The celebrated and Michelin-starred chef returns to take over the restaurant that made him famous.
Could the venerable seafood restaurant may be nearing its end?
A Gascon chef takes over where Jeffrey Zacharian failed.
Facing Tons of Empty Tables, Aqua Offers a $20.10 Lunch; Bet on the Super Bowl to Win Wine Fest Tickets
• Aqua's gotten pretty tumbleweedy at lunchtime, and they're now offering a $20.10 prix fixe lunch to lure "post-downturn" business diners. [WSJ] • Michael Bauer submits an informal review of Yountville's Redd on his blog, after patting them on the...
Dustin Valette tapped new chef de cuisine at the Charlie Palmer restaurant.
After Aqua lost its chef and subsequently its Michelin stars, the company that's been managing it since August has acquired the restaurant. It's been a rough year for Aqua, where an ownership feud within the family of founder Charles Condy...
The new Michelin Guide is larger overall, but the top tiers have shrunk, with Aqua and Restaurant Michael Mina both leaving the two-star list.
New menu features a la carte items as well as business lunch prix fixe
Check out the spread at San Francisco's answer to the Aspen Food & Wine Classic.