Housed within the Bailey South development in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC, Six Hundred Degrees is a live fire kitchen, social room, and bar. The restaurant approached STITCH to design their space within a portion of a former R.J. Reynolds coal-fired Power Plant. With the rich textures left behind, our challenge was to maintain the space’s history and character while making modern updates.
From the beginning, it was imperative to showcase the open, wood-fired grill at the beginning of the dining experience. Placed at front entry, diners are greeted by its sensory experience. To further enhance this, we added chef’s table seating at a counter in front of the kitchen. Going deeper into the restaurant, a partially walled full-service bar is presented that creates a private area while maintaining ease of flow.
In the back of the restaurant, there is a private dining area, large dining room, and intimate dinner party zone, which is adjacent to the glass-walled wine cellar. Through careful study of existing materials, we were able to seamlessly integrate old and new by maintaining board-formed concrete and adding a new, hot-rolled steel fireplace in the dining room and warm wood millwork throughout.