We already told you about the opening of Z’s Fusion restaurant and the new granite they are putting up on the exterior at Fourth and Market Streets. Yesterday, we stopped inside to check out the interior. It was late lunch and the weather was frigid, so the newest restaurant in town wasn’t all that crowded. The 10,000 square foot interior is huge, so the feeling wasn’t crowded at all. In fact, only half the restaurant was being used. The unused half can be seen above.
The interior utilizes glass and light throughout the entire restaurant. The main organizing element is a channel cut into the ceiling that glows blue. The “river” runs through the entire restaurant and is mirrored in a curvilinear carpet pattern in the dining areas. Just inside the door, a glass and stone cube served as a wine room. More backlit glass over curving steel panels adorns the walls over a seating area with white leather chairs. In the entrance, a blue glass chandelier sits in a pool of blue light. Tiny glass tiles in greens and earthtones were installed in alcoves and behind the bar. The tiles reflect tiny crystals of light and create a strong horizontal movement. The bar also features custom glass panels.
We haven’t had a chance to sample the food, but there were two menus posted outside the restaurant (see them after the click): one for lunch and one for dinner. The average fish or meat entree for lunch ranges from $10 to $15 and for dinner from $20 to $25. This should be a crowded spot for the theater and convention crowd.
- Snapshot: Z’s Fusion Cuts Opening Ribbon (Broken Sidewalk)