[San Francisco, downtown] Harborview Restaurant and Bar 凱悅滙


#1

Harborview, the replacement to Crystal Jade is in soft opening now. Its run by the same folks as R&G in Chinatown, serving traditional Cantonese fare. Looks like they are reusing a bit of the Crystal Jade decor.

Has anyone tried the food? Any idea who runs the kitchen at Harborview?


#2

Huh, maybe my memory escapes me, but was that the location of the old Harbor Village with Andy Wai?


#3

I think so. But I am not sure how big of a space they took over from Crystal Jade, since they were aiming for, in their own words, a smaller, more casual format.

Kinson Wong should just hire Andy Wai to run this place. I imagine Andy Wai already turned down the offer…

I asked the person who answered the phone who the chefs are and she said she didn’t know. They are closed for a wedding today (I think that’s what she said), but will be back tomorrow, and asked me if I want a reservation.


(Jimmy ) #4

Epic reply!


#5

I think he still works at Linkedin right? Probably pays better there :expressionless:


(Gary Soup) #6

No. Harbor Village was on the second level of 4 Embarcadero, up the spiral stairs from the courtyard.


(hs) #7

They are still working out the kinks, even though they say its the same chef as Crystal jade, and a very similar menu, with some additions from R&G’s menu. I ordered 1/2 peking duck, which was one of the best versions around at Crystal jade, but it arrived as hacked bone-on pieces of duck instead of slices, not sure how they intend people to wrap those inside the crepes. Ordered beef brisket with turnip, an R&G standard, but after an hour it still had not arrived, with no explanation. I would wait a month or two before going back, they are obviously not up to speed yet.


#8

It is said half the kitchen crew is from R&G. Now I am curious whether R&G will see a dip in quality.

For that location, the prices are actually still reasonable. Menu from Yelp:

Menu sneak peek, 11.9.18

Menu sneak peek, 11.9.18