SoMa: We shared a long walkthrough at Charles Phan upcoming restaurant(s) in the SoMa Grand a fortnight ago. As we approach an anticipated December opening date, the details continue to elucidate from the restaurant-lounge-noodle bar project. We're hearing that Phan has tapped Andy Wai for the kitchen, which you'll recall will be focusing on Chinese cuisine. Bringing Wai aboard should be a very strong move for the venue, especially given how Wai garnered much fame during his 15 years at the now-closed Harbor Village. To this day, Wai remains a cult favorite to many who have obsessively tracked the man's whereabouts around the Bay since he left Harbor Village.
As a special addendum, here's the seating breakdown of the space, which is divided into two primary spaces with separate entrances, a daytime cafe/noodle bar and the swankier restaurant/lounge. Check the plywood report for more visuals:
Lounge - 21
Private Dining -12
Banquette Seating -36
Noodle Bar - 16
Outdoor Dining - 24
Total in Restaurant - 85
Total in Restaurant and Noodle Bar - 100
Total in Restaurant, Noodle Bar and Outdoor -124
· Plywood Special: Charles Phan's Grand SoMa Grand Project [~ESF~]
· Phandemonium: SoMa Grand Unveils Details, Big Signs [~ESF~]
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