SIZE: 9,200 Sq. Ft. / 855 Sq. Mtr.
LOCATION: Healdsburg, CA

Interiors, Custom Furniture & Lighting, Branding, Graphics

The AvroKO team found its inspiration for the design of Single Thread in husband and wife team and owners, Kyle and Katina Connaughton. In understanding that a restaurant is not only a place to eat, but also a functioning studio for its craftsmen, AvroKO created a dining experience that is akin to spending an evening with Kyle and Katina in their personal workshop, where diners are given the opportunity to both observe the artistic process and enjoy its end product. Elements of the ‘studio’ are found throughout the dining room: silverware is stored in one of seven hand-numbered drawers that label which course it is used for; ceramic vessels found in various storage units appear to be decorative until the Chef fetches them for a specific course during the night; a glass terrarium serves as both a beautiful visual and a workspace for Katina to build nightly flower displays. Odes to the couple’s love for farming, gardening, and molecular gastronomy can also be found throughout the space. Woven patterns within the dining room screens reference DNA sequencing of common kitchen herbs like basil and shallots, while a rooftop fountain has a series of stepped recesses and grooves based on golden sections and naturally occurring scientific proportions which catch water and alter the flow.

  • "The Biggest Opening of the Year"
    Eater SF
  • "It makes for a magnificent dining room, with equal parts luxury and comfort, a balance that's rarely achieved."
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "All of these threads are woven together seamlessly in a sophisticated AvroKO-designed space that's rich in meaning and exceptional in details."
    California Home + Design
  • "America’s Most Anticipated New Restaurant of the Year"
  • "Each element of the design is as carefully thought out as the food."
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • "This is not a Japanese restaurant, nor a farm-to-table restaurant, though those themes could be easily overplayed - it's something else entirely."
    Eater SF
  • "When the door swings open, it's a big reveal. The first impression is dramatic, even awe-inspiring."
    San Francisco Chronicle


  • Best Restaurant Design 75 Seats and Under
    James Beard Foundation
  • Special Prize Interior (Restaurants)
    Prix Versailles: North America
  • 4 Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Restaurant Fine Dining - Finalist
    Gold Key Awards
  • Best New Hotels in the World
    Conde Nast Traveller, Hot List