Soledad Urabayen, founder of Barcelona’s renowned Teleféric restaurant group, is preparing to debut the family’s first stateside location in downtown Walnut Creek, California.
Slated to open by the end of the year, Teleféric tapas and pintxos eatery will be spearheaded by Urabayen’s son Xavi Padrosa in collaboration with BH Development and Dos Ojos Hospitality. Oakland, California-based Arcsine has been commissioned to conceptualize the space with a contemporary atmosphere inspired by the Barcelona flagship.
Teleféric will be located on the second floor of a newly constructed, three-story building featuring sharp angles and industrial steel elements. In contrast, the interiors will offer more curvaceous components. Patrons will enter the space via a boldly branded vestibule visible from the interior stairwell. A brick entry wall will feature large, white-letter signage and the host stand will be made of Spanish wine crates. Large operable windows will complement the open kitchen, and decorative, colorful light fixtures will vary in size and shape throughout.
The main 160-seat dining room will center on a bar with a curved, vertical surface clad in cubic, diamond fireclay tiling with modern mesh shelving above. Subtly defined dining zones will differentiate themselves with pops of color, geometric designs, and patterned metal screens.
A private 20-seat dining room features a suspended three-tone wood ceiling and a glass-enclosed wine storage wall. A 40-seat rooftop terrace will complement the interior spaces with a similar color scheme evident in its floral graphic tile and wired outdoor seating.