Restaurant Development & Design

JAN-FEB 2018

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2 6 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 DESIGN MARKET Tratto This modern Italian trattoria in San Francisco's Union Square draws inspiration from European decor, evident in the classic black-and-white patterned tile floor, high ceilings, and arched windows that create a bright and airy space by day and a dramatic dining room by night. Many of the decorative elements were created or influenced by artist-in-residence Amos Goldbaum, including custom paintings show- casing iconic skylines of the city as well as his line work, seen on three large canvases in the main dining room and directly on the walls in the private dining room. The furniture selec- tion reflects a California interpreta- tion of classic Italian design, while light pendants from a New York-based lighting design manufacturer dangle from the ceiling. Custom vases and plat- ters by local ceramicist Katy Rodden of Mizu Ceramics dot the walls. Images courtesy of Tratto A Mano This full-service, 91-seat Italian restaurant specializing in handmade pasta by Chef Freedom Rains (of Flour + Water and Incanto) embodies authentic Italian style with dominant colors of red, white and green throughout the space. The communal table and bar top are inspired by a tailor's worktable, while geo- metric light fixtures add a modern touch to the simple yet elegant space that opened in May 2017. Image courtesy of A Mano Robin This hyper-seasonal omakase-sushi restau- rant in the budding Hayes Valley features a progressive menu by Adam Tortosa (former sushi chef at Akiko's) available for diners at the sushi bar or in the main dining room. Custom artwork by many Bay Area designers, including bright, coral tile mosaics; rose gold resin detailing using the centuries-old technique of kintsugi; and a neon pink version of the restaurant's logo, add pop to the smoky gray walls and worn-in flooring. The space also features custom woodworking, including the blond alderwood sushi bar and dark wood dining- room tables, flanked by Jered's Pottery plateware. Images courtesy of Albert Law SAN FRANCISCO BY AMELIA LEVIN

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