5 New Restaurants Worth Visiting This Month Around the Bay Area

Published February 3, 2022, in my The Bold Italic column and weekly restaurant reviews:

Sushi Sato cocktails

These five notable, mid-range newcomers cover the gamut, from sushi whiskey lounge to a Salvadoran family spot. Alongside this month’s full restaurant reviews — SorellaOsitoAtelier CrennPabu — these new restaurants are worth dining at now (as always, I’ve vetted, visited or ordered from every restaurant reviewed here):


Marin Dining/Drink Destination: The Bungalow Kitchen by Michael Mina, Tiburon
Sushi and Cocktail Lounge Vibes: Sushi Sato, Lower Nob Hill
Sleek New Roadhouse: Easy Rider, Petaluma
Hip Marin Beer & Pizza Outdoor Hangout: The Junction, Mill Valley
Friendly Salvadoran: Flori’s, Russian Hill

Sushi Sato fatty tuna tartare with Santa Barbara uni and caviar
The Junction Mill Valley collab pizza with Ravi Kapur of Liholiho Yacht Club
The Bungalow Kitchen Tiburon
Easy Rider fried chicken