When I saw a reservation on OpenTable for 25 Lusk, it seemed obvious that I should book it. That week I had read about the opening several times (emails from Daily Candy, Urban Daddy and TableHopper) and Kev had told me that the owner is the brother-in-law of his friend.
The restaurant is located down a small alley (Lusk Street, to be exact) that I had never noticed before, near AT&T park.
The space itself has been written about tons, and it is really impressive. They've kept a lot of the original structure (beams and brick) and added modern details, some really warm lighting and lots of rich looking woods. The upstairs is the main dining room and I liked how spacious it was. At so many restaurants in San Francisco, you're on top of the tables beside you and can't help but feel as though you are part of the conversation of people at the tables next to you. The booths here are roomy and private and it's easy to forget that there are others in the restaurant too. Someone later asked me what the crowd was like the night we were there, and I had no idea - I hadn't even noticed them.
There were four of us at this dinner and we ordered a whole lot of stuff for all of us to try.
Braised pork cheek terrine, with roasted quince and apple compote, swiss chard and spiced cider reduction. I had texture issues with this one - the pork texture didn't work for me, but Kev really liked it.