2127 Polk

We were thrilled to begin working on our first restaurant project. Located at 2127 Polk Street, this site has it all. It’s on a busy street in the desirable neighborhood of Russian Hill. Also, it’s got wonderful high ceilings and beautiful natural light from the large storefront and several skylights. We had the opportunity to transform a burned-out Indian restaurant into a hot new eatery.

For our clients, Square Meals and Batter Bakery, this is the first restaurant space for both of them. They had previously been operating out of a shared kitchen space and decided to get their own storefront by teaming up.

The previous Indian restaurant had no prep space at the ground floor. Instead, they were preparing the food in an upper level mezzanine space that did not have the required sinks, drains, and general health code requirements. We eliminated a portion of the ground floor seating area so that Chef Alison and Jen could prepare their food in full view of the patrons.

To provide needed refrigeration, we converted one of the bathrooms into a walk-in cooler, and installed additional refrigeration and food storage in the mezzanine by maximizing wasted space around the hood venting equipment. We freshened up the space by painting, installing much needed retail shelving, chalkboard menus, and reclaimed wood countertops. You’ll see in the images that it’s a night and day difference. Also, despite the reduced dining room space, we managed to provide 14 patron seats, plus two café tables on the sidewalk outside.


  • Contractor:

    • Joe DaSilva