Between this weekend’s opening of Lers Ros, the recent openings of Two Sisters Bar & Books and Biergarten, and the openings of Boxing Room, The Grove, and Nojo earlier in the year, Hayes Valley’s dining scene was already pretty well transformed in 2011. But Monday (fingers crossed) will bring yet another debut to the neighborhood: Dobbs Ferry, the East Coast-inspired restaurant we first heard about in September, at 409 Gough Street (most recently known as Ristorante Allegro). The concept is a “California bistro that marries West Coast cuisine with old-school, small town New York style,” and with that in mind the dinner menu features everything from veal marsala and baked ziti, to an eggplant-parm pizza, to a potato chowder with braised leeks and crispy tobacco onions.
The menu comes from one-time Rising Star chef Mike Yakura (Ozumo, and formerly of Le Colonial) and partners Scott Broccoli and Danny Sterling, who wanted to bring a bit of Westchester County New York to their adopted home in S.F. And the decor of the place reflects a no-nonsense, small-town sensibility as well, with brick walls, wood floors, natural dark walnut finishes, and ceramic dishware.
Also, there’s a cocktail menu, which features a lot of simple twists on classics like a Kamikaze with tequila, a Negroni with vodka, and a white Manhattan with Death’s Door whiskey. Also, if this tells you anything, the signature Dobbs Ferry option would be a Budweiser and a shot of Jameson.
Urban Daddy reports on Monday’s scheduled opening, but partner Danny Sterling says that’s contingent on an inspection today. Stay tuned for photos and more.
Dobbs Ferry - 409 Gough Street - 415.551.7700 - Open Opening Monday, November 14.