We created this modern eatery in San Francisco's Castro District for a continuing client, as a design/build project with Zack | de Vito Architecture.

Beginning from the restaurant's front entry, a wall of reclaimed wood extends around and along the bar, through the dining room, and out into a canvas-covered patio with herb and vegetable garden.

Within the interior’s large open space the dining areas are defined by partition walls and built-in furnishings. A series of steel boxes inserted into the wood wall provide storage while breaking the linear quality of the space.


The reclaimed wood was sourced from wine casks and dismantled barns in the Bay Area. The bar top/communal dining table was a bowling lane in it’s past life.

Location: San Francisco, California

Client: Starbelly

Architect: Zack | de Vito Architecture

Photography: ©Henrik Kam