Bambuddha Lounge, located in San Francisco's legendary Phoenix Hotel, is the latest restaurant experience conceived by Red Hot Restaurants partners Christina Deeb and Gina Milano. Drawing on their wealth of experience with much-loved restaurants such as Venticello, Sweet Heat and Nob Hill CafÃ©, these high-heeled entrepreneurs have once again amassed their unerring instincts to create San Francisco's ultimate dining and nightlounge destination. At Bambuddha Lounge, innovative pan-Asian cuisine, delicately engineered music and an easy flowing space turns any ordinary evening into an exotic adventure.
The fresh design and rich ambiance envelop guests upon entering Bambuddha. This sleek, modern oasis feels alive, abundant and hip. Milano and Deeb, working with Shirin Richens of Nomadika Design Studio, took an active role in developing the unique aesthetic, guided by their own personal taste and travels.
Bambuddha Lounge draws on Filipino, Balinese and Thai influences to combine Miami heat and San Francisco style. Richens marries natural elements like water, light, wood, bamboo and stone with jewel tones such as citrine, amber, saffron, peridot and topaz to create a uniquely New Modern look.
The main dining room invites the outdoors in, balancing cool and hot elements including floor-to-ceiling waterfalls and indoor/outdoor slate fireplaces. Eric Brand, known for his work developing home collections for Mike Furniture, Alfred Dunhill and the Donna Karan Company, custom designed The Bambuddha Collection, specifically for this project. It is complemented by beautiful Buddha statuary and Asian artifacts hand selected by renowned collector Richard Gervais.