Now add Cadence to that list. It’s attached to and shares a kitchen with jazz bar Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio (which opened earlier this year) and with its wooden whalebone and retro-futuristic “teacup” booths, it looks Kubrick-esque by way of Tokyo’s Expo ’70 world’s fair. And in spite of stiff competition for our attention, the food is just as visually compelling as the unique interior.
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The month-old progressive American restaurant’s teacup booths are an invention meant for romantic dinners — residing in the center of the dining room action but with lounge-style tables enclosed in a boothlike wrap that keep couples mostly hidden from view.
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Cadence is the just-opened San Francisco date spot where caviar and cocktails happen with much frequency. It aligns remarkably well with our overall belief system.
As such, here’s one of those cocktails from barman Chase Williamson. It’s called the Apple Thief, and it’s apple brandy mixed with fortified wine, amer (a bittersweet French liqueur) and apple cider vinegar. So you can see where the name comes from.
Let’s Check Out Cadence, Opening in Mid-Market January 13th
Opening Wednesday January 13th for dinner in Mid-Market is ~CADENCE~, the restaurant adjoining the jazzy Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio from Jay Bordeleau (Maven).
Chef Joey Elenterio (Wayfare Tavern, Chez TJ) is serving a progressive American menu, which you can explore as a four-course dinner for $49 (the house applies tax and auto gratuity of 20 percent, making the total cost just under $64 per person) in the reservation-only dining room (you book your seat via Tock on the website), or order off the à la carte menu in the bar area and at the communal tables, which ranges from appetizers to full-size dishes, and dessert.
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Cadence makes its grand debut on Mid-Market
A little less than a month after opening cocktail bar-meets jazz club Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio, Jay Bordeleau (Maven) is set to officially debut adjoining sister restaurant, Cadence, on Wednesday, January 13.
As with Mr. Tipples, drinks will be handled by Chase Williamson (Maven), while Joey Elenterio (formerly of Chez TJ and Wayfare Tavern) will oversee the kitchen with the help of pastry chef Edward Martinez.
Although the two connected spaces share a kitchen, adjoining hallway and bathrooms, Cadence has a completely different vibe from its more casual sibling. Both spaces are designed by G. Paoletti Design Lab, but where Mr. Tipple’s has a moody and cavernous Chicago jazz club feel, Cadence is pure 1930s glamour (with a touch of ’70s funk).
Eat Here Now: Cadence Restaurant Opens Alongside Mr. Tipples Jazz Lounge in Mid-Market
The luxification of Mid-Market continues today with the opening of Cadence, the swank new sister restaurant to neighboring cocktail and jazz bar, Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio. The two venues, from Maven partner Jay Bordeleau, join neighborhood culinary pioneers Alta CA, Bon Marche, and Dirty Water.
The sultry melody of Cadence’s name is a pretty good indication of what guests can expect when they enter off of Market Street: Adorned by G. Paoletti Design Lab, Cadence has all the trimmings of a sexy supper club. Dramatic wooden ribs enclose furry booths at the center of the ambient dining room, which is edged with smaller tables illuminated by golden light. The space sets the tone for couples in the mood for dinner and drinks; around the corner, at Mr. Tipple’s, the modern moody vibe continues.
Cadence, Mr. Tipple’s Upscale Companion, Debuts Tomorrow
Just before the holidays, Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio entered the Mid-Market scenewith cover-free live jazz, craft cocktails and small bites. Beginning tomorrow evening,Cadence—the spacious, connected restaurant from the same owner, at 1446 Market St.—will join in, serving patrons with a heavier appetite.
Located just steps from the Twitter building, Dolby headquarters and NEMA’s luxury apartments, Cadence and Mr. Tipple’s are the newest concepts from Jay Bordeleau, founder of the Lower Haight’s Maven.
While Cadence and Mr. Tipple’s share a kitchen, with chef Joey Elenterio at the helm, Cadence will offer a more upscale experience, focused on “progressive American cuisine.”
Take a First Look at Cadence, Adding Polished American Cuisine to Mid-Market
staurateur Jay Bordeleau’s (Maven) corner of Mid-Market is now complete with Wednesday, January 13’s official opening of Cadence. The American restaurant is the sister portion of (and connected to) the recently-opened live jazz cocktail bar, Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio, but it’s an entirely different feel inside. Unlike Mr. Tipple’s funky vibes, Cadence has a more refined atmosphere with grown-up elements like faux fur-backed, wood claw-enclosed booths and a constellation-like wall light fixture from design studio G. Paoletti Design Lab.
As for the food, chef Joey Elenterio (Wayfare Tavern, Chez TJ) is behind the stoves of this one, and he’s created a playful, yet ambitious menu (in full below) divided into two precious categories (the vegetarian “In the Ground or From a Stem” and meat-forward “Above Ground or From the Water”). Each section has four courses with dishes like hand-cut fettuccine with turnip beurre fondue, persillade and rye bread crumbs and sturgeon and its caviar with sourdough creme fraiche, soft-cooked eggs and tarragon. Reservations for the four-course menu are made through Tock, the ticketed system that Coi and Lazy Bear use, and for now are an all-inclusive $49, but Bordeleau said that they may introduce variable pricing based on day, time and table popularity. If the tickets don’t do it for you, there’s a walk-in, a la carte menu (below) with slightly more approachable dishes like roasted & fried chicken and a melange of seafood. Cadence is open Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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Location: 1446 Market St., Mid-Market
Major Players: Joey Elenterio, Kate Bolton, Jay Bordeleau
The Situation: Chef Joey Elenterio (Wayfare Tavern, Chez TJ) will be cooking “progressive American” food at the upcoming Cadence from owner Jay Bordeleau and cocktail guru Kate Bolton, the team behind Maven. As a sit-down spot that accepts reservations, Cadence will be “a little more ambitious” than Maven, and a recent preview dinner featured dishes like meyer lemon rabbit risotto with pickled blackberries. Bolton will contribute a bar program driven by seasonal produce, plus the space is connected to the team’s upcoming jazz bar next door, Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio.
Projected Opening: Late October 2015
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Another Mid-Market restaurant’s opening on the horizon, in late July: Cadence, a 90-seat “upscale progressive” American restaurant and bar from Maven restaurateur Jay Bordeleau. Former Wayfare Tavern chef de cuisine Joey Elenterio will be running the kitchen and putting out plates like Meyer lemon rabbit risotto, roasted rib-eye with brown butter cauliflower and possibly even a chef’s choice tasting menu. The sit-down space will also offer bar snacks and cocktails crafted by beloved barkeep Kate Bolton and Cadence bar manager Chase Williamson. For those who want all-night entertainment, Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio, Bordeleau’s forthcoming jazz bar, will be but a few steps away.
Cadence en route to Mid-Market
Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio isn’t the only new project that Maven owner Jay Bordeleau has up his sleeve for the triangular corner of Fell, Polk and Market.
Next door to the cocktail bar/music venue, he plans to open a separate concept, a restaurant and bar named Cadence.
The two businesses actually share a roof and a kitchen — and a liquor license — but will have different identities, addresses and entrances.
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For mid-Market, news of an exciting development came from Hoodline. The owner of the Lower Haight’s cocktail pairing destination Maven, Jay Bordeleau, will be opening a second spin-off to be called Cadence. That’s in addition to the previously announced Mr. Tipple’s Recording Studio, with both set to open sometime this summer. The complementary spots will be at 39 Fell Street and 1446 Market Street. Cadence’s menu will come from chef Joey Elenterio of Chez TJ and Wayfare Tavern and the bar program will be designed by Maven’s beloved Kate Bolton.
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