We worked with chef Anthony Strong, previously of Le Bernardin, Delfina and Locanda, to design and open his first restaurant. Prairie is in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District and serves lively “new-school Italian” fare. To complement the menu, we partnered with our close friends at Holden Architecture to quickly transform a dim, masculine whiskey bar into a bright but intimate restaurant space.

Every inch of the existing ash tables and bar top were stripped, reused and resurfaced to make the tables, benches and dividers. Manual Labor’s fabrication shop made the three part benches. We recommend you grab a comfortable seat at the end of the bench with the dog leg and order a tasty Highball or an Italian Greyhound before tucking into your meal.