Exclusive: First Look Inside Dobbs Ferry, Opening Monday
Front bar, Dobbs Ferry

As we discussed earlier this week, the opening of Dobbs Ferry (409 Gough Street) on Monday completes a boomlet of restaurant openings in Hayes Valley this year — a total of seven in 2011, including today’s opening of Lers Ros. The big plus with this one, though: A full liquor license and cocktail menu, which makes it the first new restaurant with a bar to make it open in the neighborhood — though Two Sisters Bar & Books is still hoping to get their license in the mails soon. Dobbs Ferry will feature a menu of hearty food reminiscent of East Coast Italian restaurants and small-town diners, as seen through a California lens, from chef Mike Yakura (most recently of Ozumo).

See the preliminary food and cocktail menus here, and check out our slideshow of the spacious interior, which features a front bar and lounge, main dining room, and a rear dining room with overflow seating and what will eventually become a sandwich counter facing Hayes Street. Also of note: There’s an avocado tree growing up through the middle of the building, enclosed by glass.

Dobbs Ferry - 409 Gough Street - 415.551.7700 - Open Opening Monday, November 14.

Just to the right of the front door is this seating area adjacent to the bar.
Note the avocado tree.
In the attached space, which opens up to Hayes Street around the corner, there’s overflow seating and a sandwich counter (not pictured) which will open at a later date with its own entrance.
Throughout the restaurant there are black-and-white photos evoking upstate New York scenes, including old train stations on the Metro-North and Hudson Valley lines, and bridges and such.
The entrance on the Gough Street side.
The Hayes Street elevation. This door won’t be opening for a while.
Exclusive: First Look Inside Dobbs Ferry, Opening Monday