15 Photos - Apr 30, 2012
Photo: John Paluska, owner of ComalPhoto: The rear of the restaurant gives out to the terracePhoto: The two comals in the restaurant's open kitchenPhoto: Comal has two generously proportioned bars, one inside and one on an outdoor patioPhoto: Comal's Italian Universo wood-burning stovePhoto: Plenty of wood will be needed to fire up the grillPhoto: Bar stools were designed by Ferrous Studios with seats branded by sculptor John BisbeePhoto: Comal was designed by Berkeley firm Abueg MorrisPhoto: The restaurant's exterior patio is heated and has its own barPhoto: Bar manager and "spiritist" Scott Baird, center, is focusing on cocktails that harmonize with foodPhoto: Executive Chef Matt Gandin, formerly of Delfina in San FranciscoPhoto: Sculptor John Bisbee created the branded wood piece for the restaurantPhoto: Tequila will take center stage on the bar's cocktail menuPhoto: The building's bones and patina are deliberately exposed, including these scratches on the wood floorsPhoto: Copper mesh pendant lights add a subtle sparkle against the wood paneled walls