San Francisco, California

The design for this acclaimed restaurant introduced a dramatic three-level setting for dining and socializing inside a converted 19th century brick warehouse, showcasing Bacar’s incredible wine selection and refined fare.

Located in a 7,500 sq. ft. brick warehouse in San Francisco’s SOMA district, excitement and vitality resonated from Bacar. Upon arrival through the curved entranceway, the foyer’s welcoming frame gives a first glimpse of the dramatic interior with its three-story glass and steel wine wall—with 1,000+ wines—and its grand, Piranesi-like modern stair with floating treads and glass railings.

The stair leads up from the entry to the restaurant’s main dining room with open kitchen and large bar area. The 18′ high bar asserts itself into the building’s double-height atrium, surrounded by an upper level mezzanine that offers a quieter, more intimate dining experience. All these spaces are flooded with natural light from skylights as well as the tall steel-sash windows on the front and rear façades by day, and dimly lit for ambiance at night. Downstairs from the entry is a cellar with casual 60-seat lounge and wine bar.

ZdV Project Team:

Architecture Team:
Jim Zack, Dillon Parker
Lighting Design:
Zack | de Vito and YourSpace
J.D. Peterson

Zack | de Vito,  est. 1991
1672 15th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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