Gabriel Kreuther, the Alsatian, Michelin-starred chef, opened his very first restaurant in New York City’s Grace Building on 42nd street directly across from Bryant Park. Formerly helming the kitchen at Danny Meyer’s famed MoMA outpost, The Modern, Kreuther tapped Glen & Co. Architecture to design the 14,000-square foot home for his Alsatian-American inspired dining concept. Spanning two levels, our team of Architects and Interior Designers weaved layers of rich meaning, material, and history into one of the most unique spaces in the city.
“To infuse a restaurant with a soul requires rigor, proper insight into a background, fertile materials that uncovers the story and a willingness of the chef to tell his story,” highlights Coben. His design concept for Gabriel Kreuther does just that. The interior space intertwines stories of old-world France with modern-day New York.
The Grace Building is a magnificent modern building, whose lines and materials were used for inspiration throughout the space. To determine the overall layout, we used a contemporary interpretation of Alsace’s Old Town Square, creating an active streetscape between the lounge and the main dining room. Each space, though connected by a pathway for circulating guests, has its own unique design story.