Restaurateur Jay Bordeleau’s (Maven) corner of Mid-Market is now complete with Wednesday, January 13’s official opening of Cadence. The American restaurant is the sister portion of (and connected to) the recently-opened live jazz cocktail bar, Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio, but it’s an entirely different feel inside. Unlike Mr. Tipple’s funky vibes, Cadence has a more refined atmosphere with grown-up elements like faux fur-backed, wood claw-enclosed booths and a constellation-like wall light fixture from design studio G. Paoletti Design Lab.
As for the food, chef Joey Elenterio (Wayfare Tavern, Chez TJ) is behind the stoves of this one, and he’s created a playful, yet ambitious menu (in full below) divided into two precious categories (the vegetarian "In the Ground or From a Stem" and meat-forward "Above Ground or From the Water"). Each section has four courses with dishes like hand-cut fettuccine with turnip beurre fondue, persillade and rye bread crumbs and sturgeon and its caviar with sourdough creme fraiche, soft-cooked eggs and tarragon. Reservations for the four-course menu are made through Tock, the ticketed system that Coi and Lazy Bear use, and for now are an all-inclusive $49, but Bordeleau said that they may introduce variable pricing based on day, time and table popularity. If the tickets don’t do it for you, there’s a walk-in, a la carte menu (below) with slightly more approachable dishes like roasted & fried chicken and a melange of seafood. Cadence is open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.