New York, NY
The new Asia de Cuba restaurant takes inspiration from a classic fixture of the New York dining scene, blending subtle references to ’90s postmodernism and Cuban art deco. The material palette hints at old Havana with its soft pastel hues, yet remains sleekly modern in its use of marble, satin mirrors, and dark wood.
Guests enter the restaurant through a narrow hallway, passing the dynamism of an open kitchen and emerging into the romantically lit dining room. The atmosphere is intimate yet lively; small booths and tables facilitate closeness and conversation, while the open layout of the dining room allows unobstructed views across the restaurant.