Causwells: The Marina bistro's New American menu includes popcorn, baby kale Caesar salad with polenta croutons, doughnut bread pudding, and a hefty wine and craft beer list. 2346 Chestnut, 447-6081, causwells.com.
Loló Chevichería: Alberto Pitman, chef of Loló's offshoot in its former space, hails from Mexico City and has borrowed recipes from GM Roberto Bocanegra's Peruvian mother for this cevicheria. Loló favorites such as tuna tacon share the menu with lots of ceviche; also look for sangrias and tamarind margarita slushies. 3230 22nd St., 643-5656, lolosf.com/lolo-cevicheria.
Monsieur Benjamin: Corey Lee (Benu) and executive chef Jason Berthold (RN74) have opened a sleek, late-night French bistro in Hayes Valley. The 40-item menu includes oysters gratinées, marrow bone, seafood sausage with pine nuts and beurre rose, and gateau marjolaine with crème anglaise. 451 Gough, 403-2233, monsieurbenjamin.com.
Natoma Cabana: Dennis Leary and Eric Passetti bring Southern comfort to SOMA in this simple bar. Specialties include the Natoma Punch featuring bourbon, orange juice, and lemon, a Whiskey Vic, and the Antidote made with rye, mezcal, honey, and ginger. 90 Natoma, 952-0481, natomacabana.com.