Dante's Table: This spinoff of Poesia has a Dante's Inferno theme, including a large mural and quotes from the books on the walls. The food is Italian wines and small bites, including pizza and large antipasti platters made for sharing. 544 Castro, 529-2797. dantestable.com.
Glaze Teriyaki: A New York-based chain brings Seattle-style teriyaki to Pacific Heights. What is Seattle-style teriyaki? Mostly charcoal-grilled meats with a sweet, Korean-influenced sauce, though there are plenty of veggie options as well. 1946 Fillmore, 590-2199. glazeteriyaki.com.
Moxy: This spare Berkeley beer garden has a fire pit, dart board, 14 beers on tap, and a pub grub menu that includes hearty burgers and truffle fries topped with Parmesan and parsley. 3136 Sacramento St., Berkeley, 510-547-6699. moxybeergarden.com.
Seaglass Restaurant/The Seismic Joint: The brand new Exploratorium encompasses two restaurants, both accessible from the Embarcadero. Seaglass is the more upscale, with a pretty, glass-tiled bar and a seafood-heavy menu that also has tacos, rotisserie, and comfort food. The Seismic Joint is a casual café for a pick-me-up between exhibits. Pier 15, 528-4893.
Wild Hare: Alice in Wonderland is the theme at this new Pacific Heights bar/gastroclub from the folks behind Bullitt, Tonic, and Mayhem. The new menu's claim to fame? A burger with grilled cheese sandwiches instead of buns. 2801 California, 539-3200.