903 Cortland decided to end dinner service recently, but a new chef, Neighbor Greg Lutes, has stepped in to fill the void. Neighbor Greg has launched a bumping new pop-up dinner restaurant called Kinfolk that’s open Thursday to Saturday from 5:30 to 10 pm. Bernalwood asked him to tell us all about it:
I moved to California 7 years ago from Chicago. I’ve lived in Bernal for 18 months over on Bronte street. Kinfolk is all about local ingredients, interesting wine and community.
I most recently was chef at a now closed Lot 7 in the Mission. I have worked with chefs Daniel Boulud, Jean Joho, Gerard Parrat, and my culinary focus has a French lens as a base. I focus on seasonal produce and then work from there.
I shop the farmers markets for my weekly menus and source out all natural meats, organic chicken and sustainable seafood that is mostly locally caught. The menu has some unique items like Uni Creme Brûlée.
I am also proud to be pouring Bryan Harrington’s wines — he lives in Bernal — with blend of variables called Secateur on the list.
One of the things that makes my restaurant unique is that I can ‘t get into the space until 3pm when lunch winds down at 903 so its a race against the clock to make it to the 5:30 opening. I am on OpenTable, to make it easier for diners to get a table.
Here’s the latest menu, from the Kinfolk website: