Cofounder of Espetus Churrascaria in San Francisco, Eli Nascimento had a great space and clear vision for Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse. Nascimento took over the former LCX Noodle Bar and Le Cheval space in downtown Oakland and serves a blend of Italian and Brazilian fare with galeto (young chicken in Portuguese) as their signature dish.
Designer, Kibwe Daisy, chose a chicken coop for inspiration using plain sawn white oak and steel accents in the millwork and interior architecture. Pops of color adds Brazilian flair. Take a look at the transformation by area below.
The host area was concealed by a wall with a small opening. At Galeto, the wall opening is expanded and begins the story of the metal and wood partnership throughout the restaurant. Favorite feature: the Galeto logo sandblasted in 3/4" stainless steel.
The epitome of the chicken coop concept. The client requested a focal bar and salad bar. The design features a blend of Oak with structural steel channel details that glows. Only partially realized here, the completed bar design will preserve the open feeling allowing transparency with the use of metal mesh from GKD fabrics.
A ceiling hung wood pergola floats and defines the VIP seating area. The pendants differentiate this space from other dining areas.
Not typically a highlight, but the restrooms at Galeto will be elegant featuring penny tile accent walls in different colors for women and men and porcelain tile simulating vein cut travertine. (Men's room shown)
To see renderings and more info on the design, click here to see the project portfolio page.