Restaurant & Bar 'Mersea' Now Open On Treasure Island

Photos: Mersea
By Nathan Falstreau - Published on January 15, 2018.

Mersea, a new "comfort-casual" eatery and bar, opened on Treasure Island over the weekend with a menu developed by executive chef Parke Ulrich (Waterbar, EPIC Steak).

“We’re incredibly excited to open our doors to provide neighbors, Bay Area locals and visitors with a welcoming gathering place to enjoy delicious, locally-sourced food and beautiful, sweeping views of San Francisco,” said Ulrich.

The cuisine at Mersea—an Old English word that translates as 'island oasis'—celebrates the Bay Area's cultural diversity. As a result, customers can expect to find an array of globally-inspired dishes. 

As a nod to San Francisco's history as a busy port and the island's former naval base, Mersea has partnered with the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative (TIHDI) and other organizations to provide job training and career opportunities.

“Our team is committed to providing TIHDI members with on-site restaurant industry training to make positive, measurable changes in the Treasure Island community, as well as provide job opportunities for people with barriers to employment,"  said restaurant co-founder MeeSun Boice. 

On the breakfast menu, look for items like brioche French toast with cinnamon, toasted pecans, and maple syrup; chia seed pudding with coconut milk and fresh fruit; a breakfast burrito with eggs, potato, and salsa; and assorted pastries by Bakeworks

For lunch and dinner, there are dishes such as a double-stacked cheeseburger on a sesame brioche roll; shio (salt) ramen with roast chicken and pork, soft-cooked egg and scallions; and "The Jersey Girl Sandwich," a Taylor pork roll, fried egg, kimchi, and arugula on English muffin. 

Rounding things out are snacks like togarashi kettle corn; musubi with roasted pork and jade rice wrapped in nori; and desserts such as an orange creamsicle float and butterscotch pudding. (You can check out the full menu here).

After your meal, there's no need to rush home; Mersea features an outdoor bocce ball court along with a professionally designed putting green from Back Nine Greens

Mersea is open daily 8am–9pm. 

About 8 hours ago
San Francisco Castro Duboce Triangle

Castro cannabis retailer Flore Store announces 4/20 opening & mural competition

The Castro's newest cannabis retailer Flore Store (258 Noe St.) has announced its grand opening on 4/20 — across the street from Flore a.k.a. Cafe Flore. Read More

About 15 hours ago
San Francisco Outer Sunset

DamnFine debuts in the Outer Sunset with wood-fired pizzas, Italian wines

The pandemic has cemented our love affair with comfort foods — chief among them pizza and to-go cocktails. DamnFine (3410 Judah Street), one of the newest restaurants to grace the Outer Sunset, is intent on being a one-stop destination for all that and more. Read More

Jan 26, 2021
San Francisco

Girls Scout Cookie season is here, but don’t expect in-person sales

The Girls Scouts of Northern California will not do-si-do with their normal cookie sale booths during the pandemic, but tag along as we show you how to buy Girls Scout Cookies online in the Bay Area. Read More

Jan 25, 2021
San Francisco Castro

Castro Theatre's massive new hybrid organ may get installed in time for cinemas to reopen

The new hybrid digital/pipe organ that has been in the works for the grand Castro Theatre for about six years is finally about to become a reality, and depending on how long it takes to ship from Pennsylvania and how long it takes for movie theaters to safely reopen in San Francisco, it may arrive just time for the Castro's next public screenings. Read More