Pacific Standard Time
West Coast meets Windy City at the California-inspired eatery Pacific Standard Time.
The restaurant highlights a menu of market-driven ingredients amid an inviting decor done in shades of cream and pale blue, warm woods, marble accents and lush greenery. Paying homage to the architectural style of 1970s California homes, the restaurant’s walls and ceilings are predominantly finished in rough plaster while angled wood beams hover above the expansive bar.
New York City-based Parts and Labor Design planned the space so that almost every seat offers a direct sight line into the kitchen. “We sought to connect the guest with the culinary process,” says Danu Kennedy, Parts and Labor’s design director. “The idea of the social, domestic chef’s table is at the heart of the design.”