Shaking Beef, meet San Ramon.
One of the East Bay’s big new developments, City Center Bishop Ranch, announced Monday that San Francisco chef Charles Phan will expand his legendary Slanted Door restaurant to this upscale retail/dining/entertainment complex now under construction. .
A November opening is planned for the trailblazing restaurant that introduced the Bay Area to Phan’s contemporary Vietnamese cuisine. He first opened in the city’s Mission district in 1995. His signature restaurant, which for years has been located at the Ferry Building, in 2014 won the James Beard Foundation’s national award for Outstanding Restaurant of the Year.
In a statement, Phan said part of the appeal of the Bishop Ranch venture for him was the design selection of Renzo Piano Building Workshop, an Italian architect headquartered in Paris. For the Slanted Door, the architects will create an all-glass box that will showcase the dual cooking lines, chef’s counter, bar and food preps area for diners.
Plus, he said, “I have many customers who live and work in the Tri-Valley area who are excited that we will be opening” nearby.
In 2014, the James Beard Foundation bestowed Outstanding Restaurant of the Year honors on the Slanted Door.
Besides Phan’s restaurant, City Center Bishop Ranch will include such restaurant tenants as Mendocino Farms, Mixt, C Casa, Ramen Hiroshi, Roam Artisan Burgers, Boba Guys and Fieldwork Brewing Co.
Culinary coup: San Ramon snags Charles Phan’s Slanted Door