- The 14-seat bar is made from concrete with inlaid fiberglass rods creating a constellation-like effect on its surface.
- This table is made from 4 Indonesian selebuan redwoods that have been fused together.
- The lounge area awaits a paint job and some art.
- Architect Olle Lundberg is known for his stairs. These are made from metal meshing that's also used for brasseries.
- The private dining area on the way to the deck.
- The deck wraps around the building. It's situated fortuitously in an area with minimal wind. Added bonus: heat lamps.
Eater operatives dropped in on a media lunch at Bluestem Brasserie today, T minus eight days before its official opening to the public next Thursday on Yerba Buena Lane. Have a quick refresh on what's been revealed so far in the Eater archives. Then do take a first look at the sweeping interior, with mod touches of brown suede and organic dimension via imported wood. PR reps on sight inform light fixtures and some quite dramatic art is still en route. But this gallery here still affords a glimpse of the grandeur to come. Also note the floor work, crafted from Indonesian redwoods to create a dramatic circular pattern.
As far as the food goes, chef Sean Canavan charmed with his German accent and prowess with charcuterie, house-made terrine and pate. Entree portions sizes skewed large, befitting the Financial District-based gentleman's club of lunch goers to come. Pastry chef James Ormsby's desserts include such fun-loving creations such as the Honolulu Hangover, a chocolate coconut layer cake draped in brulleed marshmallow frosting and toasted coconut that left Eater team players with more of a sugar high than a loopy buzz. Perhaps that's what hangovers feel like in Hawaii. Regardless, more to come on this Market St. starlet in the coming week.
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