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Second-to-last set of underground dinners

After almost exactly five years, the reservations that are now open are the second-to-last set of Lazy Bear underground dinners ever.

Not to worry: because so many people have been trying to get in to our underground dinners for so long, here's what we are doing: for the time being, we are going to open with the exact same format we've been doing: tasting menu only, seated communally, just forty diners per seating, with cooks coming out and describing every dish. We aren't sure how long we'll keep this format. Maybe only a month, maybe a few months, maybe six. But we'll be open at least five days a week, so we're hoping we'll be able to get more of you guys in. And there are going to be some perks of being on the mailing list. So stick around. You'll be glad you did.

And we are now hiring for ALL positions. Beverage Director/Sommelier/Head Bartender, FOH Manager, Servers, Line Cooks, Prep Cooks, Dishwashers... Email jobs@lazybearsf.com with a resume and cover letter if you are interested in any of those positions. It's going to be incredible.

Also mark your calendars for the last last set of underground dinners, in two weeks, August 11, 12, 13. And in case you didn't see it, The SF Chronicle profiled Lazy Bear as the feature article in the first ever issue of its new Food + Home section.

Right now we are accepting reservations for the following four dates, with two seatings on the Friday. We are not posting a menu this time. It'll be a mix of some of our favorite past Lazy Bear dishes (for which we'll be repeating past dishes for the first time ever), and some previews of the menu we'll be serving at the new place. Please note that the deadline for submitting a request is Sunday (tomorrow) at 3pm:

  • Wednesday, July 30, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, July 31, 7:30pm
  • Friday, August 1, 6:00pm SHARP
  • Friday, August 1, 8:45pm (done by 11:15pm, but you're welcome to stick around)
  • Monday, August 4, 7:30pm

Until we move to the new space, dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, anything you like, at no charge. The reservations for these dates are currently open via our usual (but temporary) process which you can read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will last around 2.5 hours each night. Price is $110 per person, plus tax and tip.

Submit a reservation request by clicking here and answering the questions carefully. Once you've submitted the form, you do not yet have a reservation! We'll keep the request period open from now through the deadline TOMORROW, Sunday (07/27) at 3pm. At that time, requests will close, we'll quickly run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and start offering reservations to parties by email that night. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by purchasing tickets. So keep an eye out for a reservation offer email from us, and act quickly when you get it.

You won't hear from us unless and until you are being offered a reservation. But there are always cancellations, so even if you don't initially get in, we may contact you later on about open seats. Parties with an even number of guests have a significantly better chance of getting in initially, and a much better chance of getting in later when seats open up due to cancellations. Put our numbers in your phone! (415)662-3373, and (415)613-3373. Similarly, add reservations@lazybearsf.com to your trusted senders list. And follow us on Twitter @lazybearsf because we sometimes post about last-minute cancellations.

Chickpeas, Mint-Chickpea Shell Sauce, Panisse

Country Ham Pate, Pork Fat Crackers, Pickles

Reservations for Underground July Dinners

UPDATE: The deadline has passed and reservations are now closed. Thanks!

Reservations are now open for our July underground dates. We also will have a few underground dates in early August, and then we should be opening in the new space on 19th Street at Mission shortly after that. A bunch of details will be coming soon on the new place, including info about the format, menu, seating, schedule, reservations/ticketing, beverage program, etc. Look out for some press, as well as some announcements to this list. Stick around, as we are planning to offer some perks to people already on the mailing list!

Right now we are accepting reservations for these July dates. Tentative menu is at right. Click it to see a larger version. Please note that the deadline for submitting a request is Thursday (tomorrow) at 5pm:

  • Thursday, July 03, 7:30pm
  • Friday, July 04, 7:30pm (yes, July 4th)
  • Saturday, July 05, 7:30pm
  • Friday, July 11, 7:30pm
  • Saturday, July 12, 7:30pm
  • Monday, July 14, 7:30pm

As usual until we move to the new space, the dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, anything you like, at no charge. The reservations for these dates are currently open via our usual (but temporary) process which you can read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. Price is $110 per person, plus tax and tip.

Submit a reservation request by clicking here and answering the questions carefully. Once you've submitted the form, you do not yet have a reservation! We'll keep the request period open from now through the deadline TOMORROW, Thursday (06/26) at 5pm. At that time, requests will close, we'll quickly run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email that night. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by purchasing tickets. So keep an eye out for a reservation offer email from us, and act quickly when you get it.

You won't hear from us unless and until you are being offered a reservation. But there are always cancellations, so even if you don't initially get in, we may contact you later on about open seats. Parties with an even number of guests have a significantly better chance of getting in initially, and a much better chance of getting in later when seats open up due to cancellations. Put our numbers in your phone! (415)662-3373, and (415)613-3373. Similarly, add reservations@lazybearsf.com to your trusted senders list. And follow us on Twitter @lazybearsf because we sometimes post about last-minute cancellations.

All June dates open now

UPDATE: Reservations are now closed. Thanks!

There are only about 14 nights of underground Lazy Bear dinners left! Crazy! Before we get any further, please note that the deadline for submitting requests is a lot tighter than usual. We need requests for all June dates in by 2pm TODAY (Monday).

So, here's the plan. We are doing dinners for the first half of June (with reservations open now), then we'll do dinners for the first half of July as well. After that we'll be on a brief break before opening in our permanent home on 19th Street and Mission. Right now we are accepting reservations for these June dates:

  • Wednesday, June 04, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 05, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 08, 7:30pm
  • Monday, June 09, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, June 15, 7:30pm
  • Monday, June 16, 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 18, 7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 19, 7:30pm

As usual until we move to the new space, the dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, anything you like, at no charge. The reservations for these dates are currently open via our usual (but temporary) process which you can read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. Price is $110 per person, plus tax and tip.

Submit a reservation request by clicking here and answering the questions carefully. Once you've submitted the form, you do not yet have a reservation! We'll keep the request period open from now through the deadline TODAY, Monday (06/02) at 2pm. At that time, requests will close, we'll quickly run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email that night. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by purchasing tickets. So keep an eye out for a reservation offer email from us, and act quickly when you get it.

You won't hear from us unless and until you are being offered a reservation. But there are always cancellations, so even if you don't initially get in, we may contact you later on about open seats. Parties with an even number of guests have a significantly better chance of getting in initially, and a much better chance of getting in later when seats open up due to cancellations. Put our numbers in your phone! (415)662-3373, and (415)613-3373. Similarly, add reservations@lazybearsf.com to your trusted senders list. And follow us on Twitter @lazybearsf because we sometimes post about last-minute cancellations.

Two more weeks of May dinners

UPDATE: Reservations are now closed. Thanks!

Reservations are now open for the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 21
  • Thursday, May 22
  • Friday, May 23
  • Wednesday, May 28
  • Thursday, May 29
  • Friday, May 30

As usual until we move to the new space, the dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, anything you like, at no charge. The reservations for these dates are currently open via our usual (but temporary) process which you can read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. Price is $110 per person, plus tax and tip.

Submit a reservation request by clicking here and answering the questions carefully. Once you've submitted the form, you do not yet have a reservation! We'll keep the request period open from now through the deadline Monday, (05/12) at 2pm. At that time, requests will close, we'll quickly run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email that night. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by purchasing tickets. So keep an eye out for a reservation offer email from us, and act quickly when you get it.

You won't hear from us unless and until you are being offered a reservation. But there are always cancellations, so even if you don't initially get in, we may contact you later on about open seats. Parties with an even number of guests have a significantly better chance of getting in initially, and a much better chance of getting in later when seats open up due to cancellations. Put our numbers in your phone! (415)662-3373, and (415)613-3373. Similarly, add reservations@lazybearsf.com to your trusted senders list. And follow us on Twitter @lazybearsf because we sometimes post about last-minute cancellations.

May in the SF Underground

Spring is in full swing, so we're getting all of our favorite produce: peas, favas, asparagus, morels, and even strawberries and early peaches are in. It's a busy time for those of us tasked with washing and shucking veg, and picking herbs and flowers.

We're continuing our new tradition of a monthly menu, and May's is at right. Of course it's still tentative. You never know when spot prawns might make an appearance. Reservations are now open for all of the following dates:

  • Monday, May 05
  • Wednesday, May 07
  • Thursday, May 08
  • Tuesday, May 13
  • Wednesday, May 14
  • Thursday, May 15

As usual until we move to the new space, the dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, anything you like, at no charge. The reservations for these dates are currently open via our usual (but temporary) process which you can read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. Price is $110 per person, plus tax and tip.

Oh, and one side note, before you submit a request. There is a crazy event happening this Saturday, May 3, called Lost Vegas. It's not a Lazy Bear event, but at Lost Vegas there will be a Poker tournament, one of the prizes of which is two tickets to a Lazy Bear dinner of your choice. So you can buy tickets to Lost Vegas if the lottery isn't treating you right, and you feel lucky. Otherwise, it's the lottery for you:

Submit a reservation request by clicking here and answering the questions carefully. Once you've submitted the form, you do not yet have a reservation! We'll keep the request period open from now through the deadline tomorrow, Friday (05/02) at noon. At that time, requests will close, we'll quickly run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email that night. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by purchasing tickets. So keep an eye out for a reservation offer email from us, and act quickly when you get it.

You won't hear from us unless and until you are being offered a reservation. But there are always cancellations, so even if you don't initially get in, we may contact you later on about open seats. Parties with an even number of guests have a significantly better chance of getting in initially, and a much better chance of getting in later when seats open up due to cancellations. Put our numbers in your phone! (415)662-3373, and (415)613-3373. Similarly, add reservations@lazybearsf.com to your trusted senders list. And follow us on Twitter @lazybearsf because we sometimes post about last-minute cancellations.

Thanks to Martin Lersch for his work perfecting the ginger milk curd recipe!

Thanks to Marc Olivier of Joe Beef and Vin Papillon in Montreal for the incredible shaved celery root idea. We ripped off his dish and then made it our own.

Beef Tartare, Green Garlic, Watercress, side of Green Garlic Bread

Baguettes

Abalone, Country Ham and Abalone Broth, Spring Onion, Miner's Lettuce

Broiled Abalone

Inspired by Derek Dammann's broiled oyster at Maison Publique in Montreal.

Reservations open for first half of April

UPDATE: Reservations now closed. Thanks!

It's now nearly April, which means it's hopefully only a few months until we move into permanent digs on 19th Street at Mission. Until then, we press on with Lazy Bear Underground.

Reservations are now open for all of the following dates:

  • Friday, April 04
  • Sunday, April 06
  • Monday, April 07
  • Wednesday, April 09
  • Thursday, April 10

As usual until we execute the ol' switcheroo, our dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, anything you like, at no charge. The reservations for these dates are currently open via our usual annoying and confusing process which you can read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. Price is $95 per person, plus tax and tip.

Submit a reservation request by clicking here and answering the questions carefully. Once you've submitted the form, you do not yet have a reservation! We'll keep the request period open from now through the deadline this Tuesday morning (tomorrow, 04/01) at 10am. This is not an April Fools joke. That really is the deadline. Which is exactly what we'd say if it were an April Fools joke. But it's not. At that time, requests will close, we'll quickly run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email Tuesday night. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by purchasing tickets. So keep an eye out for a reservation offer email from us, and act quickly when you get it.

You won't hear from us unless and until you are being offered a reservation. But there are always cancellations, so even if you don't initially get in, we may contact you later on about open seats. Parties with an even number of guests have a significantly better chance of getting in initially, and a much better chance of getting in later when seats open up due to cancellations. Put our numbers in your phone! (415)662-3373, and (415)613-3373. Similarly, add reservations@lazybearsf.com to your trusted senders list. And follow us on Twitter @lazybearsf because we sometimes post about last-minute cancellations.

Six more nights of March dinners

UPDATE: Reservations now closed. Thanks!

For the next couple months until we open in the new space, we are moving to a monthly menu. We'll still switch out snacks and treats every week or so, and tweak or switch out dishes when needed due to product availability, sudden divine inspiration, etc. We'll be serving our March menu for the next two weeks, so you have six more opportunities to let us cook for you.

Reservations are now open for all of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 19
  • Thursday, March 20
  • Sunday, March 23
  • Tuesday, March 25
  • Wednesday, March 26
  • Thursday, March 27

As usual until the big switch, our dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, whatever you like, at no charge. The reservations are open via our usual annoying and confusing process (don't worry, it'll be changing soon) which you can read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. Price is $95 per person, plus tax and tip. Dinners are BYOB.

Submit a reservation request by clicking here and answering the questions carefully. Once you've submitted the form, you do not yet have a reservation! We'll keep the request period open from now through the DEADLINE THIS SUNDAY (03/16) AT NOON. At that time, requests will close, we'll quickly run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email tomorrow night. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by purchasing tickets. So keep an eye out for a reservation offer email from us, and act quickly when you get it.

You won't hear from us unless and until you are being offered a reservation. But there are always cancellations, so even if you don't initially get in, we may contact you later on about open seats. Parties with an even number of guests have a significantly better chance of getting in initially, and a much better chance of getting in later when seats open up due to cancellations. Put our numbers in your phone! (415)662-3373, and (415)613-3373. Similarly, add reservations@lazybearsf.com to your trusted senders list. And follow us on Twitter @lazybearsf because we sometimes post about last-minute cancellations.

Squab al Pastor, Sourdough Tortillas, Pineapple