French fine-dining restaurant Cocody dazzles with a glitzy space that seats approximately 170 across 7,000 square feet, including an outdoor courtyard. The design draws its inspiration from the town in Ivory Coast where its owners, Edwin and Edith Bosso, hail from. But its influences don’t stop there. “The Bossos wanted to create a place that you wouldn’t find anywhere in the U.S.,” says Winn Wittman, AIA, of Winn Wittman Architecture. “We looked at dozens of restaurants from New York to London to Paris to Dubai.”

Wittman worked with Nina Magon Studio to create the vision for the interiors. The result is a mix of sophisticated elegance and whimsy adorned in pinks and gold and polished metals. Every surface is curved, including the golden horseshoe-shaped bar that was inspired by the Plaza Athénée in Paris, one of Edith’s favorite places. A sparkling canopy of crystal lights provides a soft glow in the main dining room.

Images courtesy of Parr Bengstton