New York Celebrity Chef Suvir Saran Headed to San Francisco

Staff Writer
The chef is opening a new unnamed restaurant within the city's new NEMA development

The New York chef is headed to the West Coast.

New York celebrity chef Suvir Saran (formerly of Devi and Top Chef Masters) is headed to the West Coast to helm a new restaurant in the Mid-Market neighborhood.

According to a press release, Saran is opening up a new restaurant concept in San Francisco in spring 2014, his first on the West Coast. The restaurant and bar lounge will be in the upcoming NEMA building, taking up 8,500 square feet of the building's 13,500 square feet.

"Suvir Saran is one of New York’s most popular celebrity chefs, and we’re thrilled he chose NEMA and San Francisco to debut his award-winning cuisine on the West Coast," Roman Speron, regional operations manager at Crescent Heights, said in a press release.

Saran, who made Devi the first Indian restaurant in the United States to earn a Michelin star, promises cocktails, a "serious wine program," bar snacks, and finger food, as well as California cuisine and "the food of the planet, through my Indian eyes," he tells the San Francisco Chronicle.

The restaurant itself will have 100 to 120 seats, with a lounge.

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"I can’t begin to express my excitement about launching a restaurant in San Francisco, and in the NEMA building particularly," Saran said.