Barely 5 months after it reopened as a extra informal idea within the coronary heart of certainly one of San Francisco’s best-known eating corridors, a New American restaurant has abruptly shuttered.
Luna, an unrelated successor to the long-running brunch spot Luna Park, opened as an upscale brasserie in its equally named predecessor’s house on Valencia Road within the Mission in January 2021, and switched to a extra informal idea earlier this yr. A part of the identical eating group as celeb chef Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern, the New American-style Luna’s temporary tenure was notable for its roast rooster, cocktails and bottomless-mimosa weekend brunches.
It was additionally simply recognized by the historic, renovated neon signal that hangs over a leafy, closely trafficked block of Valencia in shut proximity to quite a few well-regarded eateries, like Tacolicious, Yellow Moto Pizza and Dandelion Chocolate.
The closure seems to have been abrupt, with one staffer telling The Normal that workers had been retroactively notified on Tuesday that Sunday had been the final day of service and PTO wouldn’t be paid out.
The Normal has reached out to Luna employees and to Wayfare Tavern for additional particulars.
The restaurant’s cellphone quantity is working, however the web site has been taken down. Though Yelp signifies that the restaurant is just on hiatus and can return on Aug. 1, a tersely written signal posted on the entrance door is considerably extra definitive in regards to the closure’s permanence.
“We’ve determined to shut LUNA,” it reads. “We need to thanks all in your help over our time. We hope you could have a great summer season.”
That is an ongoing story.