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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

Chicory Root, Chocolate, Carrot

Crudités, Bone Marrow and Aged Cheddar Fondue

Dungeness Crab Salad and Bisque, Savoy Cabbage, Lemon, Sesame

Swordfish Belly Lardo, Seaweed Meringue

Reservations open now for dinners Monday-Thursday

UPDATE: Reservations now closed. Thanks!

But first, announcements. It feels great to be able to finally say this: we have a space! We're going to be working really hard over the coming months, and I can't wait to tell you more details (or any details, for that matter) about the new restaurant. Rest assured, dear reader, you will hear all you care to know about it when the time comes. I won't shut up about it. In the meantime, all I can say is that as OG members of the Lazy Bear mailing list, there may be certain... perks... to which you'll have access. In the meantime, you have at least a couple months left to come to one of the Lazy Bear pop-up dinners before they evolve into something new.

Staffing Up. We are on the hunt for most positions in the restaurant, and are staffing up now in anticipation. Most urgently, we are looking for a beverage director for our cocktail and wine program. We want someone whose vision matches ours for our food, with seasonal cocktails meticulously crafted with fresh and local ingredients, lots of housemade components, and all created with a wink. In addition, we'll be hiring another sous chef, cooks, servers, FOH managers, etc., and can take on many of those positions already. Email resumes and cover letters to david@lazybearsf.com.

Dinners Next Week, Monday-Thursday. Reservations are now open for dinners Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 03/10-13. As usual until the big switch, our dinners are BYOB. That means you can bring beer, wine, liquor, whatever you like, at no charge. A tentative menu is at right, much of which is inspired by the food my sous chef and I had in Montreal on last week's trip cooking in Montreal at Montreal en Lumiere. We ate a ton of awesome food. You can click the menu for a larger version that actually has semi-readable text.

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 TOMORROW (FRIDAY, 03/07) 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 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.

Fish Sauce Beef Jerky, Lo Bok, Radishes, Mint, Cilantro, Thai Basil

Jasmine Rice, Saffron, Orange, Honey, Almond

Rock Cod, Salsify, Oroblanco, Fried Kale

Next Week's Dinners and BYOB Pairings. Deadline today at 2pm.

UPDATE: Reservations now closed. Thanks!

We've been planning a beer pairing dinner with Almanac Beers for months as part of the SF Beer Week events. That particular dinner features more than a dozen of Almanac's beers, including three limited edition releases they made just for Beer Week. It's next Thursday, and we let Almanac sell the tickets. But why waste the opportunity for just one night of dinners? So we're serving a similar menu (plus and minus a few things) three other nights leading up to the official Almanac night. We are doing dinners via our usual lottery process, but with an abbreviated schedule: the deadline for requests is today at 2PM!

As usual, our dinners are BYOB, but if you got a bit industrious, you could go out and re-construct a bunch of the pairings--except, obviously, the special, limited edition beer week releases. Which you can only get at special beer week events. But let's just say we might have a few more bottles of the beer week releases than we need for Thursday, and might be able to pour them on the other nights as well. And we definitely can't charge for them.

Reservation requests for this Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday, February 09, 10, and 12, are open now via our usual lottery process, which you should read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. The dinners are BYOB-ish. Pricing is all-inclusive (food, tax, tip, no beverages) at $125.06 per person ($115 plus tax). The tentative menu is at right. You can click it to link to a larger version.

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 AT 2PM. That's in just 7 hours. 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 tonight. 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.

One more weekend. Same menu. Reserve now.

Just like every concert in the last two decades, you're getting an encore whether you wanted it or not! We are doing one more weekend with this same menu. After that we'll be switching over to the menu we'll be doing for our beer pairing dinner with Almanac Beers for SF Beer Week. Though the beer pairing night on February 13 is sold out (we let Almanac sell the tickets to their list), we will be serving approximately the same menu without the pairings (BYOB, as usual) a few other days that week: February 9, 10, 12. With a bit of work, you can procure at least half the pairings and bring them yourself. Or you could just come and eat the food and bring wine or Coca Cola Classic or Kool Aid or martinis or whatever else you want. So mark those dates on your calendars if you are interested. Now, for this weekend...

Reservation requests for this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, February 01, 02, and 03, are open now via our usual lottery process, which you should read about on this page before submitting a request. Dinner will start at 7:30pm each night and will last around three hours. The dinners are BYOB. Pricing is all-inclusive (food, tax, tip, no beverages) at $125.06 per person ($115 plus tax). The tentative menu is at right. You can click it to link to a larger version.

Please note that this Sunday is the Super Bowl. So, coming to dinner means missing the Super Bowl, or watching it via DVR (which is what we'll be doing). That also probably means that demand will be lower for Sunday, so your chances of getting in are better!

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 WEDNESDAY AT NOON. That's tomorrow. At that time, requests will close, we'll run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email on Wednesday afternoon or evening. 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.

Surprise last-minute announcement for this weekend and next

UPDATE: Reservations are closed. Thanks!

Surprise! We have dinners Friday, Saturday, and Monday of this weekend and next weekend. After a very busy December we've had a bit of a hiatus, hanging out at Indie Chefs Week in Austin, TX. Now we're back with a bunch of new stuff. In addition to the late-breaking dates this weekend, for which we are selling first-come, first-served tickets via EventBrite as we have absolutely no time to conduct the lottery shenanigans, we will still do the usual reservation process plus lottery for the dates next weekend.

For all dates, dinner starts at 7:30pm, and should last 3.5 hours. We're experimenting with doing all-inclusive (tip and tax included) pre-payment. So, seats are $125.06 (the usual $95 plus a generous tip for our outstanding, passionate service, and then 8.75% tax). It's the same cost it's been for the last year, just all-inclusive. As always, the dinners are BYOB (with no corkage fees). No dietary restrictions can be accommodated (unless it's something easy like no avocado, or no shark meat). I hope you like our hypnotic and unintelligible tentative menu at right. Click it to see a larger, more hypnotic, and slightly less unintelligible version. Here's how to get into dinners this weekend and next weekend:

THIS WEEKEND: First-come, first-serve tickets on sale TODAY AT NOON

Tickets for this Friday, Saturday, and Monday, January 17, 18, and 20, will go on sale at lazybearsf.eventbrite.com at noon sharp today according to EventBrite's internal clock. When you head to that page, it will ask you for a password. The password is "surprise". Then click "View Event." Before noon, it'll just say "No tickets available." Then, for a few brief seconds, tickets will be available. You may have to refresh and you may have to re-enter the password. Blame EventBrite. You can purchase up to 4 tickets for any of the nights until they sell out. Be advised, this will probably happen within a minute or two. BUT, if people claim tickets then decide not to follow through with the transaction, those tickets will again become available in 5-30 minutes, so it might be worth checking back.

Please do not email us saying, "My phone says noon but the tickets aren't available," or, "Something must be screwed up, I was on right at noon and the tickets were already gone." Again, EventBrite will automatically make the tickets available at noon according to their clock, and the tickets will sell out very quickly. You'll get an automated confirmation email from EventBrite with some details about the event, and we will send you another email with additional details within a few hours.

NEXT WEEKEND: Submit a reservation request for the lottery any time from now until Friday at noon

Reservation requests for Friday, Saturday, and Monday, January 24, 25, and 27 are open now via our usual lottery process, which you should read about on this page before submitting a request. Then 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 FRIDAY AT NOON. At that time, requests will close, we'll run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email on 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 paying the deposit. 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 Weekends of December Dinners

UPDATE: Reservations are now closed. Thanks!

Submit your requests now for the next two weekends of December!

  • Friday, Saturday, Monday, December 20, 21, 23
  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 28, 29, 30

Dinner starts each night at 7:30pm, and should last at least three hours. $95 per person, not including gratuity, and as usual the dinners are entirely BYOB (with no corkage fees). As promised, we are keeping more or less the same menu throughout December. We've made small and large tweaks to many of the dishes, but you probably don't want to come to these dinners if you already came to our dinners earlier in December. Anyway, the tentative menu is at right. Click it for a larger image. You get the location and all the details you need only after you get offered a spot and dutifully pay your deposit. Oh, and as with earlier this month, we CAN accommodate pescatarians!

Reservation requests for these dinners are open now via our usual lottery process, which you should read about on this page before submitting a request. Then 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 (TUESDAY) AT 2PM. At that time, requests will close, we'll run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email on 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 paying the deposit. 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.

December Dinners

UPDATE: Reservations now closed. Thanks!

This month is a busy one for us (and every other restaurant). Companies suddenly get spendy, booking holiday parties that keep cooks more occupied than we might like to be. But we can't abandon you guys for the month! We have three weekends of dinners open to the public this month. We're going to take reservation requests for the first weekend (this weekend, yes, just a few days away) now, but we'll likely keep the same menu for the later weekends (perhaps with slight changes). Submit your request TODAY for this weekend's dinners. We'll hit you up again in a week or so about the other two sets of dinners. Here's the full December schedule for public Lazy Bear dinners:

  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 7, 8, 9 (reservations open now)
  • Friday, Saturday, Monday, December 20, 21, 23
  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 28, 29, 30

Dinner starts each night at 7:30pm, and should last at least three hours. $95 per person, not including gratuity, and as usual the dinners are entirely BYOB (with no corkage fees). A tentative menu is at right. Click it for a larger image. You get the location and all the details you need only after you get offered a spot and dutifully pay your deposit. Oh, and this time around, we CAN accommodate pescatarians!

Reservation requests for these dinners are open now via our usual lottery process, which you should read about on this page before submitting a request. Then 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 TONIGHT AT 10PM. At that time, requests will close, we'll run the pseudorandom algorithm determining which requests get spots, and hopefully start offering reservations to parties by email on Thursday. We will continue to offer reservations to parties on a rolling basis as they become available. Once we offer you a reservation (hopefully by Thursday morning) you will only have a short time to confirm your reservation by paying the deposit. 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.

Albacore Tartare, Buddha's Hand Mostarda, Squid Cracker