Tarlton completed the interior build-out of the Central Table Food Hall, a unique new dining and retail destination in the Central West End. The 10,000 sf space is on the ground level of the Barnes-Jewish Center for Outpatient Health, a Tarlton-Interface award-winning project completed for BJC HealthCare.
Central Table offers a dining concept new to St. Louis, featuring a variety of eat-in and carry-out options, including exhibition-style food stations in a communal dining environment. The space brings together an interesting mix of rustic, industrial and modern elements, featuring leather booths, massive walls with reclaimed wood and stunning light fixtures.
Working for Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, Tarlton completed construction under an aggressive schedule, working with the client, developer, chefs and subcontractors to deliver the project in four months. During construction, the Tarlton team helped select finishes and provide solutions such as locally sourced materials to achieve the desired eclectic ambience while also creating time and cost efficiencies for our client.
Central Table offers seating for more than 200 and accommodates groups of various sizes. The restaurant centerpiece is a 225,000 BTU gas-fired, stone hearth oven that weighs 5,000 pounds and can cook six 16-inch pizzas at a time. The back of the house kitchen is approximately 2,000 SF, with several custom walk-in coolers. Another 1,400 SF of food preparation space is featured in the front, where patrons can order items from the hearth, a grill, deli, sushi/raw bar, coffee shop, wine bar or retail market. Diners select their foods from stations during the day, with seated table service provided during the evening hours.