Exposed-Kitchen Restaurant

This chic restaurant designed by Cori Kuechenmeister and David Shea, was formerly a 1920s-era horse stable. It now features a stylish wine cellar and an open kitchen as its main focal point.
From: Shea, Inc.

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Bonjwing Photography

Photo By: Travis Anderson

Photo By: Travis Anderson

Industrial-Style Restaurant Features Exposed Kitchen

The exposed kitchen — spacious and open — serves as the focal point of this restaurant, connecting diners to chefs in a way that's unusual for fine dining. Exposed ductwork and steel accents give the space an industrial vibe.

Bar Seating Offers View of Pastry Station

Upholstered chairs line a bar for a front row view of the pastry station. A metal planter is incorporated into the live-edge countertop, bringing a touch of the outdoors inside.

Live-Edge Counter Filled With Charm and Personality

A statement live-edge counter provides guests a front-row, interactive experience with the chef and his team.

Industrial Restaurant Boasts Historic Character and Contemporary Elements

The craftsmanship of the historic 1906 building, once a horse stable and now brought back to life, is the foundation for the restaurant's design. The entire design team was passionate about showcasing the building's true quality and marrying it to a restaurant with the same standard for excellence. The design palette is restrained to ensure the natural bones of the space are truly showcased above all. A simple, natural palette of whites, wood and accented textures creates understated interest and elevates the original character and materials.

Hip Restaurant Effortlessly Blends Design Styles

With an Oriental rug and sleek stainless steel kitchen appliances, this hip restaurant blends an intriguing variety of design styles. The overall look is comfortable, stylish and sophisticated.

Driftwood Art Displays Spoon Collection

This handmade art piece adorns a prominent wall in the restaurant, showcasing the chef's spoon collection. The collection is the result of a thieving habit of swiping spoons from memorable dining experiences around the world.

Open Host Stand Creates Welcoming Entry

When guests arrive, they are greeted as anyone would be greeted into a home — without disruption and separation from a traditional host stand. Mailboxes and coat hooks are among the welcoming elements that put the guests at ease and set the tone for the rest of the open-kitchen experience.

Industrial Garage Door Opens for Indoor-Outdoor Dining

The restaurant features an original garage door that opens to allow an indoor-outdoor experience for guests seated at the walnut counter. The steel and glass door pairs with steel and wood barstools and an exposed brick wall for an ultra-industrial look.

Grand Wine Room Wows in Restaurant Dining Area

A centrally located wine room, constructed of glass and steel to coordinate with the building's existing garage doors, makes a grand statement in the restaurant's dining area. An original brick wall serves as a backdrop for the glowing display.

Minnesota Restaurant With Authentic Local Charm

Locally made objects — found and borrowed — tie the entire Spoon and Stable experience together with true Minnesotan collaboration. Stories from the chef’s experiences all over the world were brought into the space with local artists, friends and connections as a celebration of the chef’s Minnesota hometown. The space is filled with authentic stories made to share around the table in a true chef’s kitchen.

Lively Bar With Historic Brick Backdrop

Guests are immediately introduced to the life from the bar. Original historic brick towers behind the bar to provide a dramatic backdrop, while an adjacent counter seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor seats to draw energy from the street.

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