For his first restaurant outside of Chicago, Graham Elliot planned to serve his modern take on American comfort food. This idea of a contrast between comfort and modern formed the conceptual basis for the interior design.
The interior was conceived as a classic and familiar American residential interior: white trim, wood floors, neutral colors. The type of interior that would be a familiar and home-like setting for the clientele. To contrast with this, we introduced elements like exposed structural steel columns, steel mesh, and interior steel windows.
Project Information and Credits:
Firm: Avery Architecture & Design
AAD Project Team: Richard Avery, Design Lead; Roland Solinski, Architecture Intern; Liza Laserow, Design Intern
Location: Greenwich, CT
Scope: New full service restaurant build-out
Services: Brand & aesthetic concept development; Architecture and interior design
Size: 7000 sf, 145 seats
Budget: Approx. $1.5m for all construction & FF&E
Client: Graham Elliot
MEP Engineer: Peterson Engineering Group
Kit. Equip. Design: Jeff Carlin, Tri-Mark
Builder: JCS Construction
Photos: Richard Avery, New York Times
Project Duration: Nine months, start of design to opening