Spill the Wine RestaurantMinneapolis, MN
Located a short walk from the new Guthrie Theater, this 122 seat casual fine dining restaurant and wine bar consists of two separate rooms in the historic Day Block Building. One room features the restaurant and open kitchen. The other houses the wine bar and a small boutique wine shop featuring wine and beer from the restaurant menu. Both spaces are defined by the golden tones of exposed brick walls and abundant daylight. The wine bar has exposed wood ceiling joists while the restaurant ceiling is characterized by salvaged decorative tin panels. Daylight and visual connections to the surrounding city sidewalks are reinforced by floor to ceiling windows at the front and back of each room.
Primary design elements include: a suspended ceiling, wine bar, and entry vestibules clad in salvaged building signs from the previous building occupant; built-in furniture elements such as the wine bar top and bench, as well kitchen screen walls are constructed of the same oak floor boards used on the new restaurant floor; and a wine rack screen wall separating the wine bar from the boutique wine shop. Other design elements that were explored include a freestanding glass humidor / private dining room, as well as a strategy to use sound attenuating ceiling panels as a decorative / space defining feature.