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'Gibson' Restaurant Opens This Summer In Tenderloin's Hotel Bijou

The Tenderloin will host Chef Robin Song’s newest endeavor in a small boutique hotel near Powell Street BART.

Gibson is expected to open late this summer in the 65-room Hotel Bijou at the corner of Eddy and Mason streets.

Song plans to feature a menu of “high-quality dishes at a more reasonable price point” inspired by offerings from local farms and “live fire cooking,” according a press release circulated this week. 

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There are no sample menus or price information available at this time, Liz Lauer, a representative of Gibson’s PR team, said via email. But the menu is expected to be family-style, with dishes for sharing and charcoal-grilled sourdough bread served with seasonal accompaniments, while the bar program will feature juices and shrubs that align with flavors from the kitchen.

Song, most recently chef de cuisine at Hog & Rocks in the Mission, is an alum of several of the Bay Area’s well-known restaurants, including Plum, Ame, and Central Kitchen.

Hog & Rocks at 19th near Mission | Photo: Ateh M./Yelp

The restaurant’s interior design is being done by Oakland-based Mister Important Design. The hotel itself is also undergoing renovations. 

Song will debut some samples from Gibson at Cochon555’s Heritage Fire event in Napa on August 27th, ahead of the restaurant’s expected opening in late summer 2017.

Thanks to tipster Andrew D. for the heads up.

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