the world's most visited architecture website

Mississippi Blues / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects

  • Architects: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA
  • Project Team: Stanley Saitowitz, Alan Tse, John Winder
  • Construction: Lyon Construction
  • Area: 167.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Rien van Rijthoven

© Rien van Rijthoven © Rien van Rijthoven © Rien van Rijthoven

From the architect. Mississippi is a soul food restaurant in the Fillmore Jazz District of San Francisco.

Like the river, a single table meanders through the space – here everyone sits around and eats as a family. Oxbows and curves allow parties to cluster.

floor plan
floor plan

Above the table is an echo of brass pipes that cast light and deflect sound. One wall is the bar, the other an open kitchen with seating for diners to watch the theatre of cooking.

mississippi concept diagram
mississippi concept diagram

The table spills out into a small outdoor court with sidewalk views.

© Rien van Rijthoven
© Rien van Rijthoven

Within atmosphere is clubby and lush.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Mississippi Blues / Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects" 14 Jan 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>