This converted shipping container offers an intimate bar, close-set tables, a compact kitchen, and rooftop gardens. It is attached to the soon-to-open boutique 404 hotel and has been called a clever retrofitting of a metal box into a fine dining destination.
Chef Matt Bolus uses a unique cooking approach that was created by watching chef Mike Lata at F.I.G. in Charleston, S.C., where he got his start. His cooking further unfolded at Watermark and Flyte, local independents where he cooked before opening The 404. The concise ingredient-driven menu offers eight to nine starters, six mains and four shareable sides. Although the menu changes each evening, the meal always begins with a basket of warm, house-baked bread and a plate of grassy herb-infused olive oil.
From the service, to the wine, to the dessert, and everything inbetween, it seems that this new hot spot is here to stay.
The 404 Kitchen is located at 404 12th Ave S. and is open Tuesday-Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.