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Rincon Atrium and Yank Sing Restaurant
If you’re passionate about Chinese food, and your guest list doesn’t exceed 1,000, the Rincon Atrium and Yank Sing Restaurant are a unique combination of event spaces in the Financial District. Both are part of the Rincon Center, an impressive historic building that houses everything from businesses to federal offices to apartments.
The Atrium is at the heart of the center, and Yank Sing is one of the marquee establishments around its perimeter. Anyone who reads restaurant reviews knows about Yank Sing’s scrumptious food. And for those foodies out there, Yank Sing is the recipient of the highly coveted James Beard Award. What’s rarely mentioned, however, is that the restaurant also has access to the Atrium for special events.
In contrast to its serious Financial District setting, the Atrium is a vibrant indoor courtyard that soars five stories and is topped with a glass ceiling. Built of polished granite with rich wood touches, its contemporary design is softened by an abundance of greenery: potted palms all around, and lush plants cascading off the balconies above. The focal point is a remarkable “rain column” fountain, whose five-story free fall begins at the ceiling and ends in a simple pool, set flush with the floor. And while this is a public use area, a sense of privacy is created by having the storefronts (all done in polished cherrywood) tucked unobtrusively around the outer circumference of the space. Four separate eating areas off the main walk-through also provide intimate gathering places. Events here have included everything from corporate holiday parties and elegant civic functions to weddings staged in front of the dramatic backdrop of the fountain.