DINER: A Photo Tour Inside The New “Wild Rice” — Opening Before November’s End

by Andrew Morrison | The new Wild Rice (aka Wild Rice Too) is only a few weeks away from opening. I toured the space at New West’s River Market with owner Andrew Wong yesterday and they’re looking very much on track. The skinny: the garage-door fronted, water-view dining area will seat 52 at square, interchangeable tables and sport a living wall of herbs and greens; the lounge will see a 12 seat bar, 3 couches, 2 armchairs and a host of low-slung coffee tables (a la the original Wild Rice on Pender); the open kitchen will include a line-fronting chef’s table of 8; and the patio – oh, the patio! – will seat about 35. Take a look. There’s clearly still a lot of work to do, but wow…

  • The back entrance (inside). The main entrance will be from the seawall
  • The window into the open kitchen from the River Market
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  • Bar's end, hostess stand
  • Dining room banquette
  • Dining room (far wall is the living wall)
  • Living wall
  • Table feet
  • Square tables
  • Dining room
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  • Bar pass
  • Waiting area by front door
  • Bar
  • From bar
  • Dining room
  • From the lounge
  • Virgin kitchen
  • From the pass to the lounge
  • Chefs table
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  • Ceiling light installation in lounge
  • Ceiling light installation in lounge
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  • From the bar
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  • From the bar
  • Architect Marianne Amodio and owner Andrew Wong
  • Wild Rice @ Rivermarket Architect Marianne Amodio and owner Andrew Wong
  • Bar to entrance
  • bar stool (to be mismatched)
  • Patio
  • Patio
  • Patio
  • Reflection of the view from the door
  • The patio view
  • The patio view
  • Patio
  • Patio detail

Get a load of architect Marianne Amodio’s gorgeous vision below…

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