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Patricia Chang

San Francisco's Most Architecturally Stunning Recent Restaurants

Prepare for serious eye candy

In the last year, San Francisco has outdone itself in gorgeous dining venues. To celebrate the newly launched re-design of Curbed SF and the greater Curbed network, take a look around at some of the city's most architecturally stunning build-outs in recent months. From completely windowed spaces where light floods in (Volta, Little Gem) and a car dealership remodel (Drake's Dealership) to a London train station emulation (Whitechapel) and a historic Napa building refresh (Ninebark), these are the most impressive spaces to open in the last year.

Drake's Dealership


Farm League Design & Management and Flynn Architecture included signage from the space's dealership days.



The unique, triangle-shaped building has a petite patio and minimalist design, which you can see at the top of the page.

Little Gem

Little Gem

Floor-to-ceiling windows bathe Little Gem in light.


Mourad Patricia Chang

Located in the historic Pacific Telephone building, Mourad's sweeping ceilings create a grand feeling in the space.


Ninebark restaurant in napa Bob McClenahan

Three floors gave AvroKO Hospitality Group three different possibilities for the historic building refresh. Photo: Bob McClenahan

The Perennial

The Perennial Patricia Chang

LED lighting, reclaimed wood and recycled materials fill the large, sustainably-designed room.

The Treasury

The Treasury

The 1915-build Beaux Arts building houses The Treasury, which was brought to life by contractor Steve Werney and design firm Geremia Design with soaring ceilings and luxe details.


Volta Patricia Chang

CCS Architecture divided the cavernous space into distinct bar and dining room sections, both of which are flooded in light.


Whitechapel Patricia Chang

Owner Martin Cate completely transformed the domed-ceiling space into a steampunk fantasyland.

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