Fine dining comes without pretension at Tempus, a new restaurant in the Grove neighborhood in St. Louis. To highlight the exceptional dishes, V Three Studios designed an inviting, streamlined restaurant interior with a palette of natural materials including concrete, steel and Missouri White Oak wood finishes. Signature touches include custom-made woodworking and tables from St. Louis artisan Martin Goebel of Martin Goebel Design, steelwork from Joe Bacus (of the City Museum), bold artwork by Jacob Elior Berkowitz, photographs from R.J. Hartbeck and service ware from local and national artisans.

The 2,600 square foot building, which was previously used for various commercial applications, has been reimagined to align with Grupe’s vision and house 60 diners. What was once a separate garage space behind the building has been adapted to become a state-of-the-art kitchen, and a basement area beneath the dining room will be transformed into a cellar and fermentation room to support the unique food and beverage program.