Open/Shut Report: The Week's Restaurant Launches and Closures

This week, SOMA saw the opening of Marlowe, complete with a mildly successful Window Quote Vote stunt. The 18th Street gourmet corridor said buh-bye to Craig's Place, which will eventually become Ebb & Flow under the same owners. Spanish tapas are out (and Latin American small plates in) at César Latino in Oakland, with a head-scratcher likely to confuse callers: Staff still answer the phone “César.” ¡Ay!


• Behold the arrival of Marlowe, 330 Townsend (at Fourth St.), 974-5599 ― while technically a redo of South Food + Wine Bar, the new concept is so different we're scoring it a new opening

• Inner Richmond French-Vietnamese fusion spot Quan Bac, 4112 Geary (at Fifth Ave.), 668-8898

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