Restaurant Architectural Tour
Traveling to NYC with two architects and an interior designer this weekend. They want to see the newest, hippest, most fun places to dine. Good Food is a plus, but atmosphere reins. Where would you go?
A Voce is a stunning looking place and good food and a loud SCENE. Might be just what they'd want.
It's not new but Lever House looks cool. Also bad acoustics.
Buddakan, Morimoto, Lure Fishbar, Kittichai (not new, but the atmosphere is swank and I love the pond), Rosa Mexicano Union Square/Flatiron
I have been to Tides several times and every time I am there someone has a design magazine with the restaurant in it and they were interested in seeing the restaurant. It is on the lower east side and TINY, but great food and fascinating design.
- Tides, Dash Dogs, Ini Ani (Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis)
- Stanton Social, Public, Quality Meats, E.U. (AvroKO)
- Nobu 57 (David Rockwell)
- Morimoto (Tadao Ando)
- Spitzer's Corner - no idea who did it, but the windows are cool
- Pylos is pretty nice, altho it doesn't have a name architect attached to it
- Mercat - no idea who did it, but my BF (an architect) likes the tile and it is right across the street from 40 Bond (Herzog & de Meuron)
- And the cafe on the 5th floor of the MOMA that overlooks the sculpture garden. It is nice.
- Also never been, the the Diller & Scofidio bar at the Seagram building
AvroKo is one of the hotter restaurant design firms in NY. Check out Public, Stanton Social or Sapa for some nice examples of their work. Morimoto in the meatpacking district is also architecturally impressive, if not culinarily so. You should also visit The Modern, in MoMA if you're looking for great design.