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Step Inside Keiko à Nob Hill, Opening Tonight

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The updated main dining room.

We showed you the menus yesterday, and today we bring you a slideshow of the newly refreshed interior of Keiko à Nob Hill (1250 Jones Street). Back in the late nineties and early aughts this plush, elegant space was home to Charles Nob Hill — a fine-dining destination for the elite of S.F. which also served as proving ground for chefs Melissa Perello, Jeremy Fox, and at one point Michael Mina. Co-owners Seigo Takei and his wife Keiko Takahashi — who also serves as chef and namesake — have simplified the décor and stripped the space of some of its pomp, adding some modern furnishings to the front lounge and dining room, and converting what was most recently a billiard room (while the place was Le Club) into a second dining room with a mirrored ceiling and a bright, feminine feel.

Check out our full slideshow of the restaurant, which opens to the public tonight, November 9, as well as a few preview dishes. Book your table here, but note that the restaurant will be operating at half capacity for a few weeks while they ramp up, so reservations will become more abundant in December. Nob Hill denizens and businesspeople with clients to impress should also take note: They serve lunch!

Keiko à Nob Hill - 1250 Jones Street at Clay - 415.829.7141 - Opening November 9 - Open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner

Earlier: What to Eat at Keiko à Nob Hill, Opening Tomorrow

Step Inside Keiko à Nob Hill, Opening Tonight