COMING TO LIVERMORE EARLY 2018

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Set to open in early 2018, Range Life is a new neighborhood restaurant and market in Livermore, CA.  We’re located in a beautiful valley surrounded by rolling hills, oak trees and vineyards in a renovated 1800’s brick building.  We’ve created a warm space that is both rustic and modern - perfect for family dining, date night or a much-deserved after work cocktail.

Chef Bill Niles, a proud Livermore resident, brings with him years of experience from some of the best restaurants in California.  His seasonal, locally driven menu is both familiar and nuanced - taking simple dishes to an elevated place.

Range Life’s obsession with seasonal ingredients permeates the cocktail list as well.  Celebrated mixologist Waine Longwell manages the bar program and is well known for his playful riffs on classic cocktails.

The wine list at Range Life, created by sommelier Sarah Niles, is well curated, food friendly, and approachable featuring local and California wines as well as wines from classic and lesser-known old world regions.  We hope you can enjoy a glass or two at dinner and then grab a bottle of something new at the market to enjoy at home.

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TEAM

 

     BILL NILES  /  FOOD   Bill got his start training in commercial kitchens in the Greater Philadelphia area when he was a teenager and hasn't stopped.  He moved out West in 2008 and worked as Chef De Cuisine for some of the most notable restaurants in the Bay Area including KronnerBurger and Bar Tartine. Bill also took the helm as Executive Chef at St Vincent - a wine haven from celebrated author, James Beard Award winner and Wine Director/GM of Babbo Ristorante, David Lynch.  Together they earned a 3 star review at the San Francisco Chronicle and Bill received a rising star chef award from Eater National. In 2016 Bill returned to the Tartine family to open the high profile Tartine Manufactory. Bill’s work as Executive Chef helped to earn them consideration as finalists for a James Beard award this year as well as Best New Restaurant in Food and Wine magazine. As Bill leaves Tartine Manufactory he brings with him a commitment to scrupulous sourcing and making approachable food with extraordinary and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients.

 

BILL NILES  /  FOOD

Bill got his start training in commercial kitchens in the Greater Philadelphia area when he was a teenager and hasn't stopped.  He moved out West in 2008 and worked as Chef De Cuisine for some of the most notable restaurants in the Bay Area including KronnerBurger and Bar Tartine. Bill also took the helm as Executive Chef at St Vincent - a wine haven from celebrated author, James Beard Award winner and Wine Director/GM of Babbo Ristorante, David Lynch.  Together they earned a 3 star review at the San Francisco Chronicle and Bill received a rising star chef award from Eater National. In 2016 Bill returned to the Tartine family to open the high profile Tartine Manufactory. Bill’s work as Executive Chef helped to earn them consideration as finalists for a James Beard award this year as well as Best New Restaurant in Food and Wine magazine. As Bill leaves Tartine Manufactory he brings with him a commitment to scrupulous sourcing and making approachable food with extraordinary and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients.

     SARAH NILES  /  GM + WINE   Sommelier Sarah Elliott Niles has been in the restaurant industry for fifteen years in several of San Francisco’s most esteemed establishments including Bar Tartine, the bistro extension of the celebrated Tartine Bakery, and Commonwealth, one of 2010’s most celebrated restaurant openings in San Francisco.  Sarah’s wine list at Commonwealth received praise from the San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic, Michael Bauer, as well as its wine editor and best selling author, Jon Bonné.  In 2012, Sarah joined the opening team at St. Vincent, a popular Mission District restaurant owned by James Beard Award winning author and Bon Appétit magazine wine editor David Lynch.  For the past three years, Sarah has been a part of the management team driving one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants, Outerlands, as well as overseeing its wine program.  She curates a wine list that caters to every type of wine drinker, novices and connoisseurs alike.  She and her husband, Chef Bill Niles, found a new home in Livermore wine country and can't wait to share her hospitality experience with their new neighbors.

 

SARAH NILES  /  GM + WINE

Sommelier Sarah Elliott Niles has been in the restaurant industry for fifteen years in several of San Francisco’s most esteemed establishments including Bar Tartine, the bistro extension of the celebrated Tartine Bakery, and Commonwealth, one of 2010’s most celebrated restaurant openings in San Francisco.  Sarah’s wine list at Commonwealth received praise from the San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic, Michael Bauer, as well as its wine editor and best selling author, Jon Bonné.  In 2012, Sarah joined the opening team at St. Vincent, a popular Mission District restaurant owned by James Beard Award winning author and Bon Appétit magazine wine editor David Lynch.  For the past three years, Sarah has been a part of the management team driving one of San Francisco’s most popular restaurants, Outerlands, as well as overseeing its wine program.  She curates a wine list that caters to every type of wine drinker, novices and connoisseurs alike.  She and her husband, Chef Bill Niles, found a new home in Livermore wine country and can't wait to share her hospitality experience with their new neighbors.

     WAINE LONGWELL  /  BAR   New to the Bay Area, Waine cut his chops tending, managing and consulting at some of New York's most distinguished craft cocktail bars.  In 2012 he opened one of his own, a small yet immediately celebrated gem in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn called Alameda.  Since then Waine has been enjoying rave reviews from such publications as New York Magazine, Time Out NY, GQ as well as several blogs and online forums.  In October 2013 Waine was named one of New York's "Masters of Mixology" by Food and Wine Magazine and The Food Network and invited to participate in an event showcasing cocktail skills to benefit the Food Bank of New York.  In 2015 Waine moved out West to California and settled with his wife and creative director, Lauren Heanes, and fell in love with the old brick building on Railroad Ave.   

 

WAINE LONGWELL  /  BAR

New to the Bay Area, Waine cut his chops tending, managing and consulting at some of New York's most distinguished craft cocktail bars.  In 2012 he opened one of his own, a small yet immediately celebrated gem in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn called Alameda.  Since then Waine has been enjoying rave reviews from such publications as New York Magazine, Time Out NY, GQ as well as several blogs and online forums.  In October 2013 Waine was named one of New York's "Masters of Mixology" by Food and Wine Magazine and The Food Network and invited to participate in an event showcasing cocktail skills to benefit the Food Bank of New York.  In 2015 Waine moved out West to California and settled with his wife and creative director, Lauren Heanes, and fell in love with the old brick building on Railroad Ave.

 

     LAUREN HEANES  /  CREATIVE   Lauren is a born and raised Livermore Local and an alumnus of Livermore High School. Lauren graduated with a degree in Studio Art from UC Santa Barbara in 2003 and moved out to New York shortly after.  Like many artists, she worked waiting tables and creating art on the side.  Soon, Lauren found herself using her talents in the film and advertising industries as a creative director, set designer, and illustrator for major companies but still maintained close ties to the food and beverage world. Her work can be seen in campaigns of Refinery 29, Benefit Cosmetics, NBC's Million Dollar Listing and the Food Network to name a few.  In 2016 Lauren illustrated a book about Rooftop Farming for Ten Speed Press, a subsidiary of Penguin/Random House, with celebrated urban, rooftop farmer Annie Novak. Her passion for art and design led Lauren to oversee creative direction and design for Range Life and transform the 1800's brick building she remembered from her youth into a warm, bustling neighborhood refuge.

 

LAUREN HEANES  /  CREATIVE

Lauren is a born and raised Livermore Local and an alumnus of Livermore High School. Lauren graduated with a degree in Studio Art from UC Santa Barbara in 2003 and moved out to New York shortly after.  Like many artists, she worked waiting tables and creating art on the side.  Soon, Lauren found herself using her talents in the film and advertising industries as a creative director, set designer, and illustrator for major companies but still maintained close ties to the food and beverage world. Her work can be seen in campaigns of Refinery 29, Benefit Cosmetics, NBC's Million Dollar Listing and the Food Network to name a few.  In 2016 Lauren illustrated a book about Rooftop Farming for Ten Speed Press, a subsidiary of Penguin/Random House, with celebrated urban, rooftop farmer Annie Novak. Her passion for art and design led Lauren to oversee creative direction and design for Range Life and transform the 1800's brick building she remembered from her youth into a warm, bustling neighborhood refuge.

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CONTACT

 

 

LOCATION (Opening early 2018)

2160 Railroad Ave
Livermore, CA 94550

 

CONTACT

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