A recurring feature brought to you with the help of Christine Kesler, Eater Inside showcases the interior space of high-profile, recently-opened restaurants.
Christine Kesler, 9/29/07
Simply put, Spruce is all the rage. Since opening in Laurel Heights about two months ago, it's been one of tougher—if not the toughtest—tickets in town, and for good reason. In a city that rarely mixes stunning interiors with ethereal fare, Spruce is an anomaly. Exposed brick walls and lofty ceilings are accentuated by a skylight slicing through the center of the dining room. Dark walnut furniture makes for an elegant fine dining experience matched by Executive Chef Mark Sullivan's very farm-friendly New American/Californian menu. Some tips for sidestepping the madness surrounding Spruce at dinnertime: the bar serves the full menu and the dining room is now open for lunch during the week. And if you plan to brave dinner, best of luck. The next OpenTable dinner resy is for October 14th, coincidentally the same day Bauer will drop his review on the city's newest hotspot. Anyone have preliminary thoughts on the number of stars for Spruce?