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Union Square Cafe

New York, NY

Union Square Cafe is beloved for its quirky, comfortable charm and dishes featuring ingredients sourced from the nearby Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. When Danny Meyer's 30-year-old institution needed to move a few blocks away, he called on Rockwell Group to preserve the familiarity of the original restaurant, but imagine something brand new.

The main dining room is warm and inviting, with a wide-plank cherry wood floor and green and white concrete tiles surrounding the bar area.

Updated cafe chairs and "USC green" wainscoting brings an intimate scale to the double height space.
The coffered ceiling features gray acoustic panels: You can hear your dinner companions!

Where everyone knows your name.

Inspired by the old location, the new bar design includes a mahogany top, cherry and walnut front paneling, and an antique bronze inlay and green leather accent. Custom, spun metal pendant lights with a burnished copper finish come to same height as the original USC pendants.

A smaller bar on the mezzanine level is an important artifact, incorporating a 12-foot length of the original USC bar and original glass pendant lights.

A kitchen on the mezzanine level helps ensure that meals arrive tableside for guests in the private dining room and wine room at the perfect temperature.

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