Modern French Bistro interior raw reclaimed materials

Designed by SOMA Architects’ Michel Abboud, a Lebanese-born architect who splits his time between New York and Beirut, also focused on the basics in the restaurant’s design.  The industrial sleek simplicity stands strong as gorgeous Edison bulbs suspend off the antique tin ceiling.  via

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The entire menu is chalk written on the wall above the concrete bar, which was poured on-site and provides a more casual upper level.  The decor is a tactful blend of New York classics and European soul.  Exposed brick can be seen from the double-height main dining room, and the windowless downstairs area is warmed by a Ficus tree growing from a center table.  Raw and reclaimed materials from a Tribeca building contribute to the retro- contemporary feel.  And in both food and design, this Nolita space seeks “to capture the best of the past and merge it with the best of the modern.”

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Modern French Bistro interior exposed brick

Modern French Bistro entire menu chalk written on the wall