What do you get when two monkeys fly to space? Probably some really great memes. Oh, and Able and Baker, a brand new kaiseke-style Japanese restaurant and lounge on Alton Road.
One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of the season, Able and Baker flips the switch on the whole speakeasy concept by placing the bar and lounge in the front, and the eatery in the back. Walk into an industrialized Art Deco space with bohemian and tropical influences and grab a cocktail. The program has been created by Tatanka Guerrero, co-founder of Radio Bar and other local nightlife successes such as Orange Blossom and Sweetwater Beer Garden.
Once the munchies have kicked in, you can walk back to A and B Food & Co., the hidden restaurant in the rear. On the menu is a six-course Japanese Kaiseki meal, with local ingredients put together using French techniques. Of course, you could also order food at the bar, as the chefs have developed a casual a la carte menu with dishes like A and B Food & Co.'s signature Izakaya friend chicken.
Able and Baker is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6pm to 2am, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 6pm to 4am, and Sunday 6pm to 2am. A and B Food & Co. is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 6 to 11pm and on Thursday through Saturday from 6pm to 12am.