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Jul 7, 2008 06:55 AM

restaurant with "industrial" decor?

hi there,

my mom is a design junkie and loves going to restaurants with cool interiors. She's a big fan of minimal (Perry St, etc) , but also likes industrial spaces (she loved PUBLIC). I've been tasked with finding a cool restaurant with hip decor. Food is secondary. Any suggestions? Any cuisine except indian & thai....also open to restaurants in bklyn.

thanks in advance!


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  1. Quality meats has a very cool & industrial interior. My wife is works in interior design and loves the Bar Room at the Modern.

    1. Rayuela, Stanton Social

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        1. All the AvroKo (designer of Public) designed spaces would qualify... so the aforementionned Quality Meats and Stanton Social, along with SAPA on 24th. Bar Room at the Modern is also a great suggestion.

          In Brooklyn -- Williamsburg, Dressler is gorgeous, delicious and Michelin rated. Make a trip out of it with a pre or post cocktail / wine / mojito / dessert at nearby Marlow & Sons, the new and festive Miss Favela, or steam punk-ish Moto -- just to cut the modernity with modern rustic.

          If you're willing to spend some money, Morimito has a clean architectural style.

          Craft Bar / Craft are also minimal elegant.

          Outside of dinner, if you two happen to be in the east village and need a break for a glass of wine, stop into 'ten degrees' (st marks @ ave A). the bar always seemed to me to be a poor mans 'public'.

          1. milos on 55 st near 6th ave