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Seersucker Restaurant

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Program: Restaurant
Client: Withheld
Size: 1,500 SF
Status: Completed 2010
This small restaurant was conceived as a familiar, comfortable neighborhood spot with locally-sourced food. The space is opened to the farmer’s market across the street with a large plate glass window. There is a similar opening into the small kitchen, the view of which is partially obscured by a variety of pickled and otherwise preserved items that change with the seasons and as they are consumed. An existing brick wall was rubbed with a plaster and paint mix to create a diffused masonry surface, and salvaged barn wood is sliced and arranged in a seersucker pattern against a sky-blue background on the opposite wall, offset by dark painted-bar base and shelving and a raw zinc bar top. Everything about the space is unassuming, allowing the guests and the food to animate the small dining room.