Executive chef and co-founder Parke Ulrich spent time in many most notable Bay Area kitchens, including the venerable Lark Creek Inn, Epic Steak, and Waterbar, before hopping islands to helm Mersea on the historic Treasure Island. Along with co-founder MeeSun Boice, a small dedicated team collaborated to bring their “Island Oasis” — the meaning of mersea in Old English — dream to fruition. The menu features elevated traditional American fare including fish and chips, roasted half chicken, burgers, and a creative drink list. Be sure to check out the putting green and bocce ball courts — and of course the views.
Who: MeeSun Boice and Parke Ulrich of Mersea
What: A new restaurant on Treasure Island
Where: San Francisco 699 Avenue of the Palms, 714-350-3889
$$, full bar, BLD, good for kids, outdoor seating
This article originally appeared in Marin Magazine.