FIRST LOOK: Stake Chophouse & Bar
The first photos in the known universe of Coronado's new modern steakhouse.
Blue Bridge Hospitality has emerged rather quickly as one of the top restaurant groups in San Diego. First they colonized Coronado with five concepts (MooTime Creamery, Village Pizzeria, Lil’ Piggy’s Bar-B-Q, Coronado Coffee Co.) and then they announced a huge Ferry Building-esque project called Liberty Public Market. But right now, the focus is on Stake. Set to open Nov. 6, their riff on the modern steakhouse takes over the second-floor perch in Coronado formerly occupied by Ristorante La Terazza. The team is really, really impressive, with exec chef Tim Kolanko (longtime right-hand man to Jeff Jackson at AR Valentien), wine director Greg Majors from Tom Colicchio’s Craft Restaurant, and pastry chef Francis Laureano (Bottega Louie in L.A.). This won’t be your father’s rich mahogany, leather and tuxedo steakhouse. It'll feel more like now. Expect dry-aged steaks, raw and cooked oysters, plus imaginative dishes from Kolanko. We'll get to the food later. For now, take a look at the first photos of Stake.