What we are looking at in the picture above is a restaurant/take out place in the making at 399 Park Avenue in Manhattan. With the help of SWA, this place will be coming soon from the group that brought you Blue Dog Café. Not much information is available on this location but when this place is up and running this blog will be the first to bring you the finished product. Stay tuned for next week’s projects, all done by SWA Architecture, PLLC.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
What’s a week without talking about a restaurant by Chef Michael White? We are back to Costata, but this time we get a view of the inside. We last wrote about this restaurant when it was opening. Now it has been open for approximately five weeks, and business could not be better. The restaurant consists of three floors, the first and second being for regular dining and the third floor is for private dining.
Our first picture shows the first floor. Right off the bat you get hit with beautiful art and an ambiance that suggests sophistication. In the photo below, you can view a bar that is on your left as you walk into the first floor. Together the restaurant hits a class that most other restaurants strive to reach.
As we move to the second floor it is more like the first with the art work and red theme that goes throughout the restaurant. Also like the first floor, there is a bar with an open area to have a cocktail or two. Also on display is the large wine closet, as can be seen by the image below.
If you live in Manhattan, take a stroll downtown and check out Costata, you will be in for a fine evening of dining.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Welcome to the Smoke Joint. This finger lickin’ barbeque restaurant is a must go for anyone in the Brooklyn area. With the help of SWA Architecture, the Smoke Joint has a great atmosphere with fall off the bone ribs. Fort Greene, a neighborhood known for their culture and food, does not skip a beat with this eatery. Even celebrity chef Guy Fieri has stopped by for his show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives- http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos/the-smoke-joint/113309.html. If he’s impressed, I’m sure you will be too.
Moving up north to Williamsburg we find ourselves with a beautiful building designed by SWA. On the corner of Lorimer and Metropolitan it’s hard to miss this beauty. With a beautiful balcony overlooking Williamsburg, this hot spot will definitely be a nice place to grab a couple drinks and possibly even meet somebody.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
No pun intended, but we at SWA topped ourselves with the rooftop design at 120 West 21st Street in Chelsea. As the photo illustrates, the project is still undergoing construction but soon will be a beautiful addition for all residents. With a clear view of both the freedom tower and empire state building, this building would be a nice place for anyone to reside at.
One of our premiere clients has just opened up a restaurant and if you haven’t been there yet I have one question for you. When are we going? From Altamarea Group, with famous celebrity chef Michael White, comes there fifth Manhattan restaurant. Located in New York’s SoHo neighborhood at 206 Spring Street, Chef Michael White brings a twist as he always does to classic dining.
Costata caters to all meat lovers, providing excellent aged dry meat. Costata means rib eye in Italian, so this steak house will bring the flavor to the table. You can make your own course, with delicious house made pastas on the side. Make your reservation quick because this place will be heating up in no time.
Lastly, we have another Altamarea Group restaurant on the way. This will be the sixth Manhattan restaurant from the ever growing group, and as you can see by the picture, Butterfly still has a ways to go. But don’t be fooled start planning ahead because like all Michael White joints, this place will book up quick. Teaming up with a mixologist, this place will provide more of a bar atmosphere then Altamarea groups previous restaurants. Swinging high in Tribeca, Michael will show his array of talents as he steps away from his Italian focus and provides American bar classics. It cannot open up soon enough!