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

November 4, 2011 

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 seawallThe window into the open kitchen from the River MarketIMG_4384Bar's end, hostess standDining room banquetteDining room (far wall is the living wall)Living wallTable feetSquare tablesDining roomIMG_4350IMG_4359Bar passWaiting area by front doorBarFrom barDining roomFrom the loungeVirgin kitchenFrom the pass to the loungeChefs tableIMG_4378IMG_4380IMG_4382Ceiling light installation in loungeCeiling light installation in loungeIMG_4360From the barIMG_4364From the barArchitect Marianne Amodio and owner Andrew WongWild Rice @ Rivermarket Architect Marianne Amodio and owner Andrew WongBar to entrancebar stool (to be mismatched)PatioPatioPatioReflection of the view from the doorThe patio viewThe patio viewPatioPatio detail



Get a load of architect Marianne Amodio’s gorgeous vision after the jump…

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