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The 10 Strangest Design Details at New NYC Restaurants

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If you take a look at all of the restaurants that opened in New York in 2010, you’ll see a lot of bold, weird dining rooms. But ten design details in particular stand out as the strangest of the bunch. Here they are:

All photos by Daniel Krieger.

10) The Neon Sign at BLT Bar & Grill:

Apparently, Don Johnson is now working as a consultant for the BLT Group.

9) The Booths at Mary Queen of Scots:

The Bay City Rollers are going to love this place.

8) The Dining Nook at Rabbit in the Moon:

Usually, when you see a dining room like this in a movie, it means that Ray Liotta is about to go to jail.

7) The Fish Tank at The John Dory Oyster Bar:

Maybe The Dory would've worked the first time if it had one of these fish-filled snow globes from Ken Friedman's Wonder Workshop.

6) The Bar at Edi & The Wolf:

“Give me ten able bodied men and a few feet of rope, and I’ll give you an Austrian Gastropub, matey.”

5) The Booths at Goat Town:
They may look uncomfortable, buy you’ll never lose any pocket change.

4) The “Do Not Cross" Police Barricade Table at Pulino’s:

Way to stick it to the Po-lice, Keith. The only pigs here are oven-baked, garnished with escarole, cherry tomatoes + caramelized onions, fool.

3) The Rotating Booths at Il Matto:

Matteo Boglione asks: “What if a Gravitron served $23 bowls of pasta?”

2) The Ceiling at The Darby:


MePa: Beyond Thunderdome. Two scenesters enter! One scenester leaves!

1) The Collective:

A restaurant made from the repurposed gunk from Salvador Dali’s melted clocks. Rumor has it, Yoko Ono walked into this place on opening weekend, and was like “You. Crazy.” But seriously, Heathcliff the junkyard cat has a knack for designing restaurant spaces. Wow.

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John Dory Oyster Bar

1196 Broadway, New York, NY 10001 (212) 792-9000 Visit Website

Goat Town

511 East 5th Street, New York, NY 10009 (212) 687-3641

The Darby

246 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 242-4411 Visit Website

The Collective

1 Little West 12th Street, New York, New York 10014 (212) 255-9717 Visit Website