Brian Fernando at 1601 Bar & Kitchen

About Brian Fernando

Brian Fernando is the chef/co-owner of 1601 Bar & Kitchen. He refers to his technique-driven interpretations of Sri Lankan cuisine as ‘contemporary Sri Lankan’ and offers a menu of colorful, vibrant and thoughtful explorations of his personal heritage.


  • Bib Gourmand
    Michelin Guide
  • Key Newcomer
    Zagat Survey
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

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"This is the reason why you should travel . I was in #Maine for the 4th where there were about { 10 } Black folks , but was treated like a KING everywhere we went. . . . Then some friends of JT got invited to a #july4th #cookout thrown by #lobstermen and they invited us . . . . The hospitality was DOPE ! 🍴👍🏽⚓️ . . . They don't care what race , color or religion you are. They just wanna meet NICE folks. 💯 . . . #vacationland #mainelife #sailing #saltydog #Topchef #Lobster #Steamers"
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