|Chef Mario Cassineri|
Madison restaurant will open in the space formerly occupied by Lei Lounge in San Diego’s University Heights neighborhood by the end of December, bringing upscale dining and cocktails, modern design and curated music to the dynamic food scene of Park Boulevard. The new restaurant and bar is a collaboration of familiar restaurant industry faces, such as Chef Mario Cassineri of BiCE San Diego - charged with designing the Madison Menu, to those better known for their design and cultural endeavors, including Jeffrey Fink, owner of M-Theory Music & managing parter of FLUXX, and ARCHISECTS, the industrial design firm behind FLUXX’s rotating themes. Partner and General Manager Matt Sieve, formerly of Isabel’s Cantina and third generation restaurateur, will run Madison’s day-to-day operations.
“We look forward to introducing Madison to the University Heights neighborhood,” said Madison Managing Partner Jeffrey Fink, also owner of M-Theory Music and managing partner of FLUXX nightclub. “Located right on Park Boulevard and offering a menu with options for any occasion, Madison will be the type of place you can enjoy a beer with a friend one night, and go on a dinner date the next.”
|Architectural rendering of front|
“Much like the Madison menu, the design seeks to integrate local with international design and materials, making the restaurant both a stimulating and comfortable place to dine,” says Anna Sindelar, of ARCHISECTS, the industrial design firm responsible for Madison’s design, and former Creative Director of FLUXX.
|Architectural rendering of inside|
Fink brings his passion for music to the restaurant with curated sounds by M-Theory Music, projected through a top-of-the-line sound system by Sound Investment. Design duo Anna and David Sindelar, responsible for FLUXX nightclub’s fluctuating themes and owners of ARCHISECTS, infuse the project with their Fine Arts training and experience. The musical background of the creative team is woven through the space with a site-specific rope installation, reminiscent of guitar or harp strings, activating and lowering the cavernous arched dining room and partitioning the cozy booths in the bar area.
Madison is located at 4622 Park Boulevard between Madison and Adams Avenues, and will be open daily from 4pm to 2am. For more information, visit madisononpark.com.