Restaurant Development & Design

January-February 2017

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Dining 4 0 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 Best Full-Service Restaurant Design-Fine Dining OWNER/OPERATOR: Ryan Burnet ARCHITECT: Shea, Inc. CONSULTANT: Premier Foodservice Design CONTRACTOR: Zeman Construction Company SQUARE FEET: 5,300 SEATS: 150 OPENED: September 2015 Both a neighborhood restaurant and a des- tination, Eastside is an elevated American brasserie located in a multiuse apartment building that required special consider- ation in sound, plumbing and lighting. Customer flow was a key concern as well, as was balancing the tension of high- and low-energy spaces. In warmer months, glass doors open and the bar flips out to create an outdoor bar and patio area. The judges felt the design was "innovative and current" and had a pro- gressive, modern ambience. Specifically, the indoor/outdoor element drew praise from the judges. The design's freshness and seasonal flexibility — "you don't see a design like that very often" — were standouts with the judges. "It really draws you in." Photos by Colleen Eversman, 2nd Truth Photography OWNER/OPERATOR: Related Companies; Chef Michael Lomonaco DESIGNER: Jeffrey Beers International CONTRACTOR: Trinity Building + Construction Management Corp. SQUARE FEET: 7,800 SEATS: 110 OPENED: April 2016 A sophisticated steakhouse received a glamorous overhaul in a process that took just six weeks. The result is a classic steakhouse with a cosmopolitan feel. The judges felt the design "was a classic: warm and well done." The refreshed steakhouse is "elegant and traditional" but also "modernized" and "laid out nicely." Photo by Francesco Tonelli Honorable Mention: Porter House Bar and Grill, New York City the rd+d awards Eastside, Minneapolis

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