San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)

Buzzy new restaurant­s make the scene. Page 3

- Janelle Bitker is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: janelle.bitker@sfchronicl­e.com Twitter: @janellebit­ker

The Tailor’s Son: The Tailor’s Son is the newest hot spot from San Francisco’s prolific restaurant group Back of the House, which is also behind popular vegan hit Wildseed, modern Argentine steak house Lolinda and many more. Specializi­ng in rustic and vegetablec­entric Northern Italian fare, the restaurant serves a tight menu of handmade pastas and small plates like custardy spinach sformato and asparagusb­urrata crostini, plus cocktails and wine. But simple, creamy risotto is the pride of the restaurant and shouldn’t be missed.

2049 Fillmore St., San Francisco. Indoor and outdoor dining. thetailors­sonsf.com

North Block: Wine Country’s newest upscale restaurant is specializi­ng in meats, seafood and naturally leavened pizzas cooked in a woodburnin­g oven. North Block took over the former Redd Wood space in the North Block Hotel, with former Momofuku chef Nick Tamburo at the helm. He’s pairing California’s local ingredient­s with a pantry of Asian ingredient­s he developed while at celebrity chef David Chang’s New Yorkbased Momofuku group, seen in dishes such as duck liver mousse with rye crackers and matcha. North Block is open for dinner on its 50seat patio along with some indoor dining.

6757 Washington St., Yountville. Indoor and outdoor dining. northblock­yountville.com/dining

Red Window: This colorful, Spanishins­pired restaurant serves pintxos by the bite, shareable tapas and lowproof cocktails. The sitdown companion to North Beach empanada takeout spot Little Red Window comes from Elmer Mejicanos, who is also bar director at nearby Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, and Adam Rosenblum, who is also the chef and owner of comfort food spot Causwells. Cocktails feel just as elaborate as the boozy ones you’d find at one of San Francisco’s most popular drinking establishm­ents, while Rosenblum puts a creative touch on Spanish classics, such as patatas bravas featuring layered potato cakes and crispy paella croquetas reminiscen­t of arancini. 500 Columbus Ave., San Francisco. Outdoor dining. theredwind­ow.com

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 ?? Molly DeCoudreau­x ?? Three risottos from Tailor’s Son in S.F.’s Fillmore district: alla Milanese (clockwise from bottom right), funghi and frutti di mare.
Molly DeCoudreau­x Three risottos from Tailor’s Son in S.F.’s Fillmore district: alla Milanese (clockwise from bottom right), funghi and frutti di mare.
 ?? Mariana Calderon Photograph­y ?? North Block chef Nick Tamburo with a pizza in Yountville.
Mariana Calderon Photograph­y North Block chef Nick Tamburo with a pizza in Yountville.
 ?? Marc Fiorito Photograph­y ?? Red Window Cobbler is Red Window’s signature drink.
Marc Fiorito Photograph­y Red Window Cobbler is Red Window’s signature drink.

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