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Vote Now for NYC’s Most Beautiful Restaurant of the Year

See the full list of nominees for design in the 2018 Eater Awards

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Welcome to day three of the 2018 edition of the Eater Awards, the ninth annual year that Eater honors the most talented restaurants, chefs, and other hospitality world experts in cities around the world. For Wednesday, Eater is looking at Design of the Year — an award where readers can vote on who really shined in the NYC dining scene this year.

All 24 Eater cities grant prizes in different categories, including Restaurant of the Year, Chef of the Year, and Design of the Year. Both an editor’s choice winner and a reader’s choice winner will be selected in each category, and both will be announced on Wednesday, December 5th.

Take a look at the nominees below, and then vote in the poll. It closes in 24 hours.


The Korean fine dining restaurant from Ellia and chef Junghyun Park is intended to be almost museum-like. Studio Writers, a Korea-based firm, designed the room. See more photos here.

Customers gathered around a downstairs bar at Atomix.
The downstairs dining room at Atomix
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Di An Di

The Greenpoint Vietnamese restaurant is just as standout for its fun, accessible cooking as it is for its pristine, plant-filled room. It’s owned by Kim Hoang, Tuan Bui, and chef Dennis Ngo. Local designer Huy Bui did the room, with consulting help from Michael Yarinsky. Take a look around here.

Di An Di
Di An Di’s dining room
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Chef Einat Admony manages to pack her petite new couscous restaurant with tons of color, particularly through Moroccan tiles. It’s designed by Silvia Zofio of SZ Projects, the same firm to oversee the look of all of Admony’s restaurants, including Taïm. See more photos here.

Kish-Kash’s dining room
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Hunan Slurp

The hit noodle shop in the East Village from artist Chao Wang can’t be missed from the street — the long, vertical lines of blonde woods are striking. It’s designed by New Practice, a NYC based firm.

An artistic dining room with blonde wood slats from floor to ceiling and hanging exposed bulb lights
Hunan Slurp’s dining room
Hunan Slurp


MeMe’s was a breakout brunch hit of NYC this year for its lighthearted, eclectic takes on classics and its inclusive, queer-friendly ethos. But it’s chic vintage aesthetic also played a huge role — and it was designed by owners Bill Clark and Libby Willis themselves.

Diners sit in tables in a row with portraits hanging on a wall above them Gary He/Eater