This too-cute-for-Disneyland drawing depicts Allegro Builders’ new Wild Wild West-y development at the northwest corner of Studewood and 10th in the Heights. It’s going up just north of Allegro’s headquarters building, which is home also to the Glass Wall restaurant, and is known for its vaguely-historicist facade of valet-parked SUVs.
A few vans may front the new building at 1001 and 1003 Studewood, but it’ll only be in 2 spots of handicapped parking: The main lot is in back. That’ll likely be a relief for local filmmakers, who are no doubt eager to film Universal Studios-authentic spaghetti-western-style gunfights off those front balconies.
All of which makes this new retail-with-office-above confection an ideal location for Robert Gadsby’s new restaurant, Bedford, named after the chef’s birthplace in . . . uh, England.
After the jump: The interior is gonna be . . . modern!
The Chronicle‘s Allison Cook has details:
Gadsby says that in all, Bedford will seat 159 diners: 66 in the main dining room and adjacent lounge; 14 in a private room; 52 on a wrap-around patio; plus the chef’s table. The contemporary interior will feature some handsome brickwork that reminds Gadsby of his hometown, an ancient market city outside London; as well as sepia-toned metal images of Bedford on the walls. Near the lounge entrance he promises “wine bottles displayed as art.”
Bedford’s open demonstration kitchen will be fronted by an intimate, 11-seat chef’s table where guests can watch and interact as Gadsby cooks for them personally.
He’s so gifted at customizing menus on the fly (I remain in awe of a celery-root “ravioli” envelope he concocted for a gluten-averse friend of mine back in Noe’s heyday) that those counter seats should be a hot ticket.
- Chef Robert Gadsby to open Bedford restaurant in the Heights [Cook’s Tour, via HAIF]
- 1003 Studewood St. [Page Partners]
Exterior rendering: Page Partners; interior image: Bedford/Robert Gadsby