South American/Central American/Caribbean restaurant The Getaway opened at 541 King St. yesterday with a hip, yet relaxed atmosphere that feels like a vacation hideout from the college bars that line the street. The space sits in the former King Dusko location, and it has been completely changed up by restaurateur/beverage director Genevieve Mashburn, who did the work herself with business partner Kirk Heidenreich. She also notes that chef Emily Hahn pitched in as well.
The Getaway is anchored by a long bar with rosé pink walls and azure blue floors. There are intimate booths along the wall and larger tables beyond the bar. The outdoor seating area is dotted with thriving greenery and a second, smaller bar.
The space feels right for a menu full of coconut shrimp, ropa vieja, tostones, and frozen mojitos. The Getaway opens every evening except for Tuesdays, from 4 p.m. until midnight. Take a tour of the space here with Eater photographer Leslie Ryann McKellar.