1760: To this restaurant on the corner of Washington and Polk, Los Angeles transplant Adam Tortosa brings a menu spanning Japanese, Spanish, and Italian. It's a more casual spot to the sister Acquerello, and menu items are meant to share, listed from lightest to heaviest. 1760 Polk, 359-1212, 1760sf.com.
Cafe Claude Marina: First there was Gitane and the first Cafe Claude downtown, now Franc LeClerc has opened up a second location in the Marina. The bar and restaurant serve traditional French bistro food, wine, beer, and low-alcohol craft cocktails. 2120 Greenwich, 375-9550, cafeclaude.com.
Fog City: The former Fog City Diner, an Embarcadero classic since 1985, has reopened after remodeling. The new menu from chef Bruce Hill (Zero Zero, Bix) is centered around the restaurant's wood-fired grill and oven. 1300 Battery, 982-2000
Mockingbird: William Johnson and Melissa Axelrod, who have collectively held stints at Zuni, Spruce, Alembic, and RN74, bring locally-sourced, rustic food to uptown Oakland. Beer and wine only. 1475 San Pablo, Oakland, (510) 290-0331, mockingbirdoakland.com
Salumeria II: The Mission market and deli has opened a second location in the historic Hamm's Brewery building. Salumeria II offers a variety of Italian salumi and cheese, breakfast, lunch, and happy hour specials. The grocer also hosts a pasta program from Flower + Water. 1550 Bryant, salumeriasf.com.