Otra Vez, New Orleans

When principals at real estate development firm The Domain Companies went looking for a restaurant concept to anchor The Standard, a new 15-story, $80-million luxury condo project in New Orleans’ mixed-use South Market District development, they cast a wide net.

FormRoom

Melding luxury and sustainability, London agency FormRoom developed the concept and design for Kailo.

An iconic, defunct landmark in Southampton, N.Y., has been reimaged.

Once the Princess Diner, the new Silver Lining Diner both modernizes and upscales the traditional diner experience with year-round seasonal fare and local sourcing.

Art at Peppervine

Artwork in restaurants is often an afterthought, added to finish off the space or provide a local flair, but for some restaurants, art is part of the central vision for the space, included in plans from the beginning and as integral to the ambience as the food and furniture.

The Mid City neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La., has undergone a revitalization in recent years, with more businesses, shops and, yes, restaurants popping up.

One of these is Rocca Pizzeria, a full-service operation that specializes in Neapolitan pizza and pasta made in house. The restaurant, which opened its doors in 2017, was designed by Ritter Maher Architects. The operation actually spans two separate buildings with a shared wall. Naturally, this presented some high hurdles to clear during the design.

When Jackson Schwartz bought a warehouse building for his blown glass fixture company in Minneapolis, he had more space than he needed. His solution: add a cafe along with a co-working space. This could serve as a gathering spot for the neighborhood as well as for other creative professionals who rent a desk from him.

Crack’d Kitchen & Coffee opened in North Andover, Mass., in March, with the goal of being the first location of several. Justin Alpert, project architect with Phase Zero Design, in Hingham, Mass., worked hard to make this prototype replicable. Here, he discusses how he approached the design and the challenges faced.

Round Table Pizza rolled out a new design in Sacramento, Calif., that upgrades the dine-in experience and supports the chain’s Pizza Royalty branding platform.