Steins Opens 2nd Location in Cupertino
Four years after opening Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant in Downtown Mountain View, Owner Ted Kim and Executive Chef Colby M Reade introduced an all-new location in Cupertino, which opened on Thursday, June 22nd. Retaining the original location’s meticulous beer-focused beverage program and the celebrated food menu, Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant’s Cupertino incarnation boasts an updated industrial-inspired atmosphere.
Steins enlisted Marc Dimalanta of D-Scheme Studios to head the architectural design of the new space. The restaurant interior boasts a 6400 ft² dining room accented with bright copper, reclaimed wood panels and filament bulbs glowing on metal-worked light fixtures for an industrial interpretation of the classic European beer hall. The space’s earth-toned metal highlights are juxtaposed with a lush living wall designed by Habitat Horticulture to bring a touch of the traditional outdoor biergarten inside. Paired with an accompanying 1568 ft² al fresco patio, the entire restaurant space is reservable and can also accommodate smaller private events as sectioned parties.
Akin to its Mountain View location, Steins Cupertino employs an innovative direct-draw beer draft system designed for dispensing each pour under optimal conditions for near-perfect flavor and consistency. Guests can expect a great International beer list with a focus on local craft brewers. Steins offers 30 draft beers; 20 year-round staples and 10 rotating seasonal brews. In addition to the myriad craft and import beers on draft, Steins Cupertino offers a robust wine program as well as a full bar and seasonal craft cocktails. Upholding a high standard of beer service, all front-of-house staff must successfully complete Steins’ stringent beer training program. Additionally, all bar staff must successfully complete and pass the Cicerone Certified Beer Server program.
Executive Chef Colby M Reade (Hawthorne Lane) parallels the quality characteristic of Steins’ ambitious beer selection with an all-scratch kitchen featuring New American comfort food. The opening menu at Steins Cupertino includes favorites like the Steins Burger made from a house-ground blend of dry-aged short rib, brisket, and sirloin, the Fresh Baked Pretzel with caraway beer mustard and the Sonoma Lamb Trio’s brown butter green beans and salsa vert.
Steins Cupertino currently offers lunch, happy hour, and dinner, with brunch to follow shortly.
Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant is the vision of Bay Area native Ted Kim. Kim has more than 20 years of small business experience, including his tremendous success with Northern California’s Paris Baguette stores. The Steins concept is a modern American take on the classic German biergarten, infusing rustic elements of nature with brilliant contemporary architecture. Each location offers the perfect escape for guests to drink and be merry. With locations in Mountain View and Cupertino, Steins is open every day from 11am – 11pm and until 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday. Steins Cupertino is located at 10088 N Wolfe Rd Ste. 130 Cupertino, CA 95014. For more information, visit www.steinsbeergarden.com and visit the restaurants on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.