Client: Mansion Century Development LLC

Date completed: November 2008

Program: A 9,000-square-foot two-story restaurant.

Design concept and solution: To enhance the simplicity of Tom Colicchio’s Southern artisan ingredients and seasonal menu, the architects designed a restaurant that features a natural palette and Southern élan. Cherry wood dining tables offer room for family-style dining. Natural, untreated walnut banquettes and steel hardware impart an organic ambiance. An open copper- and steel-clad wood-fired grill serves as the symbolic core of the two-story space, while a blackened steel and glass wine vault provides an elegant screen for the dining room. Leather and muslin accents are woven throughout the decor.


Mansion Century Development LLC

Bentel & Bentel Architects
22 Buckram Rd.
Locust Valley, New York 11560
T: 516-676-2880
F: 516-676-2141

Personnel in architect’s firm who should receive special credit:
Peter Bentel AIA
Susan Nagle ASID
Paul Bentel FAIA
Carol Bentel FAIA,
Chris Hinchey
Kristen Emory

Architect of record: Milton Pate Architects

Interior designer: Bentel & Bentel Architects

Lighting: Bentel & Bentel Architects

Acoustical: Bentel & Bentel Architects

Other: Restaurant Operator -Craft

General contractor: Freese Construction

Photographer(s): Lauren Rubenstein

CAD system, project management, or other software used: Autocad



Locksets: FSB


Pulls: Custom, CRL

Interior finishes
Acoustical ceilings:TECTUM

Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Healey , Reddy & Co

Paints and stains: Wallcoverings: Benjamin Moore / Scuffmaster

Floor and wall tile (cite where used): Kaswell Flooring Systems (R1) / Stonesource(bathrooms)

Carpet: AP Designs ; Tai Ping

Chairs: Dining Chairs – Carl Hansen & Co (R1) / Mark Albrecht (R2)

Tables: Custom Dining Tables – Rocky Collins

Upholstery: Custom Slipcover & Upholstery

Other furniture:
Custom Matre’d, waitstations, credenza, display tables – Healey, Reddy & Co.

Interior ambient lighting: Design plan, tech lighting

Downlights: Kurt Versen, LSI

Controls: LUTRON