This handmade art piece adorns a prominent wall in the restaurant, showcasing the chef's spoon collection. The collection is the result of a thieving habit of swiping spoons from memorable dining experiences around the world.
This dining room's industrial-chic style is the perfect dinner party conversation starter. Designers paired a table with a thick slab top and a mechanical-inspired base with button-tufted chairs and a picnic-style bench.
An oversized clock makes a dramatic statement on the wall of this dining room, which pairs a rustic wood table with a cool industrial light fixture. A simple orchid adds a touch of elegance to the space.
There's no way to look past the eye-catching art at the heart of this dining room. The piece brings color and vibrancy to an otherwise-neutral design scheme. Industrial-style barn doors and lockers bookend either side of the space; each is utilitarian and art in and of itself. Using stools for dining chairs means more seating space: It's easier to cram more of them under a table, as they tend to be smaller than traditional chairs.
The exposed kitchen — spacious and open — serves as the focal point of this restaurant, connecting diners to chefs in a way that's unusual for fine dining. Exposed ductwork and steel accents give the space an industrial vibe.
A solid steel dining table with attached seats is designed to withstand anything the grandkids can throw at it. The custom-made light fixture above the breakfast room mixes rustic and industrial styles. Antique birdhouses add character to the wood-paneled walls.
Locally made objects — found and borrowed — tie the entire Spoon and Stable experience together with true Minnesotan collaboration. Stories from the chef’s experiences all over the world were brought into the space with local artists, friends and connections as a celebration of the chef’s Minnesota hometown. The space is filled with authentic stories made to share around the table in a true chef’s kitchen.
The craftsmanship of the historic 1906 building, once a horse stable and now brought back to life, is the foundation for the restaurant's design. The entire design team was passionate about showcasing the building's true quality and marrying it to a restaurant with the same standard for excellence. The design palette is restrained to ensure the natural bones of the space are truly showcased above all. A simple, natural palette of whites, wood and accented textures creates understated interest and elevates the original character and materials.
Complementary shades of bright blue and dusky orange add both interest and coziness to this open-plan dining space. Rustic beams combine with contemporary track lighting overhead, while industrial Flor tiles anchor the dining space underfoot.
The chandelier in this dining area is made of recycled cider jugs; photo murals on the walls depict the roofscapes visible through these second-story windows. Exposed ductwork keeps with the urban feel of the downstairs, and the use of rustic wood gives the space a sense of authenticity and warmth.
The restaurant features an original garage door that opens to allow an indoor-outdoor experience for guests seated at the walnut counter. The steel and glass door pairs with steel and wood barstools and an exposed brick wall for an ultra-industrial look.
A unique and antique-inspired chandelier hangs above a beautiful, custom-made wood dining table, creating a funky elegance. The tone-on-tone room (and room beyond) is enhanced by the presence of bright grasses and plants — substitute flowers of differing colors or fruit for a seasonal transformation.
A large piece of modern art defines this dining room. Its array of colors and unique shape are a perfect complement to the simple, clean-lined dining table and stools. The antique lockers to the side of the table provide storage space and also act as a decorative element.