Today The Kitchen co-founders, Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk, are announcing The Kitchen Cherry Creek. The Kitchen Cherry Creek will be the newest location for their thriving family of community bistro concepts. The expansion into Cherry Creek extends the company’s mission aimed at strengthening community through food by accelerating a real food culture at scale. The Kitchen Cherry Creek, as with all of The Kitchen restaurants, works with local farmers and other purveyors who the chefs have a connection with to serve real food sourced from the community.
Located at 100 Steele Street in the heart of the Cherry Creek North shopping and business district, the community bistro is situated in the new Coda building set to open late fall 2016.
“The moment we opened in Denver, guests have been asking us to bring The Kitchen to Cherry Creek. It’s a wonderful community and one of the hearts of Denver,” said Musk. “We can’t wait to be a part of the neighborhood.”
The new restaurant, designed by Hugo Matheson in partnership with Denver-based Semple Brown, will highlight many of the much beloved traditions and down-home look and feel of The Kitchen’s first restaurant in Boulder. The 4500 square foot space offers intimate seating for 125 guests. The space will feature wood floors and beamed ceilings, an expansive chef table, and a large bar area for smart, casual dining.
A centralized wood-burning oven will turn out flat breads and roasted meats. Familiar touches will be balanced with reflective materials, exposed lamps, and custom fixtures designed to add a subtle sparkle to The Kitchen’s inviting atmosphere. The restaurant’s prominent corner location will also feature a trellis-covered patio seating approximately 45 guests. An outdoor urban garden will highlight the authenticity and freshness of The Kitchen’s simple, locally sourced cuisine. Valet will be offered for guests to ease parking.
“Apartment projects have a growing tendency to seem dropped into place, devoid of relevancy to their neighborhood. We take Coda’s role in Cherry Creek North – and Cherry Creek’s role in Coda – to be of critical importance,” said David Zucker of Zocalo Development, the developers behind Coda Cherry Creek. “Though we had many suitors for our restaurant space, only The Kitchen shared our goal of creating a sense of place around food and drink, of spilling out and engaging the public realm and our residential lobby. At our core, both The Kitchen and Zocalo share a drive to create community.”