Critically acclaimed French restaurant closes but hints at future re-opening

December 26, 2023 by No Comments

The curtains have come down, albeit temporarily, on Le Fantastique, the Hayes Valley gem that briefly glittered as a potential star of the San Francisco culinary scene. This Michelin-mentioned, French-inspired restaurant, lauded for its creativity and finesse, has undergone a permanent change of scenery after a planned summer closure yielded unforeseen circumstances.

Owners Robbie and Emily Wilson, while confirming the closure of their establishment at 22 Franklin Street, have ignited hearts with whispers of a vibrant future. Despite garnering significant acclaim, including a James Beard Foundation Best Chef California semifinalist nod for Robbie and a New Discovery title from Michelin in 2023, the Wilsons have deemed a relocation necessary.

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In a poignant message posted on Le Fantastique’s Instagram account, the couple reminisced about the restaurant’s triumphs and expressed heartfelt gratitude to their loyal patrons. While their time at 22 Franklin Street has drawn to a close, the future of Le Fantastique remains bright. The Wilsons, with unwavering confidence in their vision, have hinted at a potential rebirth of the restaurant elsewhere in San Francisco.

With the chapter at 22 Franklin Street concluded, the saga of Le Fantastique awaits its next act. The Wilsons, determined and undeterred, promise to keep the embers of their innovative dining experience glowing as they embark on a fresh chapter in San Francisco’s food scene.

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