Adriano Paganini, the man behind popular SF restos Belga, Super Duper Burger, Uno Dos Tacos and more, will strike again this winter with a new Hayes Valley restaurant in DDG’s 450 Hayes.
Though he’s staying tight-lipped on the details, his team says it’s “an entirely new concept for our group, as well as for the Hayes Valley neighborhood.” And given the current influx of new restaurants (and their varied concepts) to that neighborhood, it will be interesting to see which direction Paganini’s new spot will take. New projects include Dominique Crenn’s Petit Crenn and Gabriela Cámara’s upcoming Cala, as well as a yet unnamed project from Kim Alter (Haven, Plum). Paganini said his team is developing the restaurant after feedback from neighborhood locals that they wanted a more casual spot that’s not just for special occasions.
The new restaurant will be located on the first floor of the upcoming mixed-use 450 Hayes residential development, which is still under construction by development company DDG. It will be one of two commercial spaces in the building, which is just one of several new developments moving into the neighborhood with retail and commercial space on the ground floor. Nearby DDG’s 8 Octavia will become home to True Cup, a casual restaurant from the team behind Hayes Valley’s True Sake. The restaurant openings continue in Hayes Valley with Little Gem by Eric Lilavois, set to open at 400 Grove, also by DDG, while 100 Van Ness will house a new project from the team behind Trestle and Stones Throw.
The new spot is slated for an opening this winter, so stay tuned for more details on the concept and space.