This spring, Alta will open a new bar and restaurant in the historic Dogpatch district, at the renowned 100,000-square-foot visual art destination, Minnesota Street Project. This expansion builds on the Daniel Patterson Group and Minnesota Street Project’s commitment to community and the arts.
Notes Deborah Rappaport, “We are thrilled to be working with Alta to create a restaurant that reflects what Minnesota Street Project represents: a space for everyone to experience exceptional visual arts and now, culinary arts too. Daniel’s vision for Alta has been to build another creative space at 1275 Minnesota, one that is integrated with and serves the tenants, studio artists, visitors, and neighbors of the Project.”
The design of the bar and restaurant—led by Jensen Architects, which also designed Minnesota Street Project, Healdsburg SHED, and the SFMOMA’s rooftop sculpture garden—will reflect the sensibilities of Alta’s Mid-Market location with a 45-seat bar, warm-toned wood, and Mid-Century Modern accents. And, of course, artwork.
“I’m incredibly excited to be partnering with Minnesota Street Project. I have admired their team’s mission and commitment to the arts community,” said Daniel Patterson. “My goal in partnering with the Project is to create a space that serves both the tenants and the surrounding community. When we began thinking about bringing Alta to new communities, it was natural for us to work with an organization and destination that supports cutting-edge visual artists. In our original Mid-Market location, our walls are covered in pieces from Creative Growth in Oakland. We’re thrilled to build on that tradition at Minnesota Street Project.”
The seasonally changing menu will highlight local ingredients in Alta’s creative-comfort style. The core of the menu will feature smaller portions meant for snacking and sharing. While Daniel will contribute creatively, Chef Anthony Lee of Alta is the Executive Chef.
About Daniel Patterson Group
More than ten years ago, Daniel Patterson opened Coi, an innovative fine dining restaurant in San Francisco. The restaurant became an internationally recognized success, and the foundation for the Daniel Patterson Group. Today, the growing group includes six-award winning restaurants: Coi, Alfred’s SF, Alta CA, and Aster in San Francisco, as well as Haven and Plum Bar in Oakland. The team also joined with Los Angeles chef Roy Choi to launch LocoL, a revolutionary fast-food company designed to bring jobs and real food to our communities.
About Jensen Architects
Jensen Architects is a San Francisco-based architecture and interiors practice recognized for its breadth of accomplishments and deep roots in the arts. Often noted for applying unconventional thinking to realize elegant, thoughtful design solutions, the firm’s award-winning and widely published work includes the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s rooftop sculpture garden; the Ann Hamilton Tower at Oliver Ranch; and SHED, an innovative retail and restaurant concept in Healdsburg. Jensen continues to contribute to the vitality of San Francisco’s arts community. In addition to the Minnesota Street Project, the firm’s current arts-related commissions include CounterPulse Theater, The David Ireland House, the Luggage Store Gallery, and Gallery 308 at Fort Mason Center.