Yesterday we took a gander at Epic Roasthouse, the meaty half of Kuletoville, and now for your Tuesday afternoon enjoyment, here's an exclusive look at Waterbar.
For the Fishneyland portion of his Rincon Park extravaganza, Pat Kuleto teamed up once again with Mark Franz to create Waterbar. The pair, which also combined forces to shape Farallon and Nick's Cove, have crafted quite the aquatic spectacle down on the Embarcadero. The main dining room, pictured above, centers around the pair of giant, floor-to-ceiling water columns/fish tanks and the adjacent (raw and wet) bar area lies below a flashy glass ball chandelier meant to evoke caviar.
The view from the main entrance, which is in the middle of the plaza. Open kitchen on the right, dining area on the left, private dining up the stairs.
The dining room and bar area are on a slightly-elevated platform. Vaulted brick ceilings are somewhat reminiscent of Boulevard.
Behind the colored glass slats in the main dining room (you can see it in the background of the previous shot) is another, smaller dining area, which will be used for private parties or overflow.
The opposite view of the dining room, facing Epic and looking north. Note the bar area and chandelier in the distance.
That would be a fish, swimming.
The railing design has been compared to fish bones. Thoughts on the chairs?
A look into the open kitchen. Entrance/exit on the right.
The outdoor patio is set up and ready to go! And, it's raining.
Bonus outdoor patio area coverage! The Epic Roasthouse patio, complete with a wood-fired oven, awaits your enjoyment too. Also, say hello to our pal Manny on the left.
· Eater Inside Sneak Peek: Epic Roasthouse [~ESF~]
· Kuleto Update: Epic and Waterbar Ready For a Big Week [~ESF~]
· Kuletoville Alert: Down Go the Fences! [~ESF~]
· Pat Kuleto Leaves the Lights On For Us [~ESF~]
Now that you've seen both Waterbar and Epic, what are your thoughts? Have at it in the comments fields, kids.