The space that was occupied by Strings Restaurant for nearly 27 years will soon become Humboldt, a self-described farm, fish, and wine restaurant.
Strings closed its doors at the end of April. Tammy Cunningham, wife of the late Noel Cunningham, has run the restaurant on her own since the passing of her husband in December of 2011. By the end of May, there was a new tenant in the space: Frank Day of Concept Restaurants, a hospitality group that includes Ignite, Rialto Café, Hotel Boulderado, Via Baci Italian Bistro, and Woody's Wood-Fire Taverns.
The 4000 square foot space located at 1700 Humboldt is now under full construction, getting a serious facelift for the upcoming opening with assistance from local architecture and design firm Arch11. The historic character of the building has been preserved, but contemporary design elements have been added to create an open, airy environment with transparency throughout the dining, bar, and kitchen spaces.
With 180 seats, including outdoor seating and a private dining area, Humboldt plans to serve chef-inspired and reinterpreted classics, a fresh oyster menu, seasonal fresh salads, small plates for sharing as well as entrées featuring sustainable seafood. All natural steaks and a great burger or two will be prepared on the restaurant's authentic wood grill.
The restaurant will provide free valet parking, serve lunch and dinner daily, brunch on weekends and offer a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m.
· Last Call at Strings Restaurant [EDen]
· Humboldt [Official Website]
· Frank Day Takes Over Strings' Space