Quantcast

Savor Open Kitchen shutters in Noe Valley after nearly two decades

Photo: Andrew D./Yelp
By Alisa Scerrato - Published on January 15, 2020.

Noe Valley's Savor Open Kitchen has closed, after almost two decades of business at 3913 24th St. Tipster Tommy B. alerted us to the closure.

The neighborhood eatery was best known for its crêpes and other brunch items, but also served lunch and dinner, with particular attention to kids’ offerings. Its shaded patio was popular with diners in the warmer months.

Savor's patio. | Photo: Andi L./Yelp 

Owner Charlie Sirhed took over Savor in 2017, in an attempt to stabilize what he said was a “struggling business.”

Many guests had requested that Savor switch back from counter service to table service, Sirhed said, so he complied. But hiring more employees meant higher costs, and combined with the cost of remodeling the patio and refreshing the interior, he wasn't able to keep up. 

To draw more customers, Sirhed added lunch specials, happy hour on weeknights and “Wacky Wednesday,” where kids eat and drink for free. Unfortunately, he said, business didn't improve.

“We enjoyed serving our regulars; we did everything we can to keep the beloved Savor open," he said. "But [we] had to make the difficult decision."

Cote D'azur Eggs Benedict breakfast. | Photo: Rebekah T./Yelp

The eatery's closure comes immediately in the wake of the closure of Noe's Cantina, another family-friendly business in the neighborhood that shuttered on December 31. Its building, owned by the Basso family for 40 years, has been sold.

Savor's next-door neighbor and fellow breakfast spot, Toast, also closed in September (though it's still operating its location at 1748 Church St.)

We'll keep you posted on what might be next for Savor's space. 


Thanks to tipster Tommy B. See something interesting while you’re out and about? Text Hoodline and we’ll try to find out what’s going on: (415) 200-3233.

About 2 hours ago
San Francisco Upper Haight

New Jeremy Fish-Derby jacket collaboration celebrates Muni cable cars

The new old-school, must-have garment is a limited edition Derby jacket with Muni-inspired illustrations by celebrated artist Jeremy Fish. Read More

About 6 hours ago
San Francisco Castro

After 13 years, Castro neighborhood bar Last Call sold to new owners

After 13 years in the Castro, neighborhood watering hole Last Call Bar (3988 18th St.) has been sold to new owners. Read More

1 day ago
San Francisco Cow Hollow Marina

New French spot Côte Ouest Bistro opens in former Baker Street Bistro space

Côte Ouest Bistro recently opened its doors at 2953 Baker St. in the space formerly occupied by the beloved Baker Street Bistro, which officially shuttered in August 2020 after nearly three decades of business. Read More

1 day ago
San Francisco Castro

Custom fine jewelry workshop Nick Engel & Co. opens in Castro

A new custom fine jewelry workshop Nick Engel & Co., which has been downtown for about 12 years, has opened in the Castro at 4011 18th St., formerly Mini-Chic and Turkish Modern. Read More