Diners in Shock as Iconic Michelin-Star Restaurant Faces Eviction for $96,000 in Back Rent


An iconic Michelin-star restaurant in California is facing eviction due to outstanding rent, leaving diners devastated.

Beloved Destination Eatery

The restaurant, known as Berber, is a beloved destination eatery in San Francisco. It is renowned for its Moroccan cuisine and live entertainment.

Eviction Lawsuit

The eviction notice was filed in San Francisco Superior Court on November 1 by the restaurant's landlord, Polk Street Associates. The lawsuit alleges that Berber owes $96,000 in past-due rent, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

A Unique Dining Experience

Berber, co-founded by experienced restauranteur Borhem Hammami and first-timer Tony Garnicki, has been open since 2018. The restaurant offers a unique dining experience with its Moroccan-style cuisine and live performances.

Menu Highlights

Berber's menu features a variety of popular Moroccan dishes, including dips and a camel burger.

Michelin Recognition

The Michelin Guide has praised Berber for its individuality, describing it as "dinner and a show." The guide highlights the restaurant's live musicians, dancers, acrobats, aerialists, and creative cocktails that complement its Moroccan prix fixe menu.

Unresolved Eviction Notice

Despite the eviction notice, Berber has continued to promote its San Francisco Restaurant Week deals and Thanksgiving specials on Instagram. However, the restaurant was issued a three-day notice to pay the overdue rent or cease operations, with the deadline passing on October 23, 2023, as reported by SF Gate.

Next Steps Uncertain

It is currently unclear what the next steps will be in the eviction lawsuit against Berber. The U.S. Sun has reached out to the restaurant's owners for comment on the situation.

An image of a dish from Moroccan restaurant, Berber.

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