When a recent liquor license application by a San Francisco restaurant owner listed Le Vieux's address, Eater reached out for the story, and Le Vieux's Annette Yang says the rumors are true: She and chef Brian Leitner are negotiating the sale of Le Vieux. That said, the sale is not final, and if the sale does go through, the earliest it would close is the end of March. Le Vieux could stay open many months beyond that, too.
Yang confirms, "We're doing our thing right up until the end—lovely food, ever-changing menus, caring people, attention to every detail." Yang and Leitner also want to make sure their regular customers and staff have enough time to prepare for the transition. As for why Le Vieux is on the market, Yang says it's mostly due to "inconsistent business," and she cites family reasons and a potential move, too.
Located at 1937 NW 23rd Pl. just up the block from Ataula, Le Vieux serves refined Old World dishes inspired by countries like France and Morocco, and chef Leitner first got his chops cooking in Berkeley's Chez Panisse.