New restaurant set for Point San Pablo Harbor

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A new restaurant at Point San Pablo Harbor is set to hold a grand opening on Saturday, July 7.

Nobilis Restaurant at 1900 Stenmark Drive will feature “crispy fried oysters, a North Coast Clam Chowder, a perfectly smashed and seared burger and a crunchy fried chicken sandwich (both nestled in between homemade potato buns),” according to a Facebook invite for the grand opening. Aside from its core menu, the restaurant will offer seasonally inspired dishes featuring local, sustainably sourced seafood, produce and meats.

The eatery plans to serve lunch Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Nobilis will operate in a restored space formerly occupied by the Galley Cafe, which was a diner serving the local fishing community. Its 17 ruby-red counter seats and surrounding deck will reopen with an “elevated twist” under Chef Todd Corboy, previously of 20 Spot and the Delfina Restaurant Group in San Francisco.

The chef has been working for months to develop relationships with local growers, producers and suppliers for Nobilis. The chef says the eatery will “serve as a respite for people wishing to spend time enjoying the beauty and serenity of Point San Pablo Harbor.”

“Guests will have the experience of being removed from the hustle and headache of city life and traffic jams, being transported to a time and space when things were more slow and simple, delighting in good food, good drink, and good company,” the chef added.

Daryl Henline, president of Point San Pablo Harbor, said the restaurant’s restoration will serve community members “looking for a great lunch spot, and for weekend visitors coming out to the harbor to fish, kayak or enjoy live music at our Harbor Bar.”

The restored restaurant is part of a broader plan by local developer BridgeSpace to re-envision Point San Pablo Harbor’s marina access, renovate the old Sportsman’s Club into the Harbor Bar, and to develop leisure areas above Point San Pablo Harbor with luxury camping, an environmental education center and a retreat facility.

At about the same time as the opening of Nobilis Restaurant, the Harbor Bar will reopen, according to Iris AlRoy, a spokesperson for the harbor.

“Glamping in the upland area as well is planned for rollout soon,” AlRoy said.

We plan to delve further into Point San Pablo Harbor’s ongoing transformation in the coming days, so stay tuned.

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