Le Jardinier: the “green” restaurant in New York
In the fantastic city of New York, opens the new restaurant, signed Joseph Dirand. The Parisian architect designed one of the most glamorous addresses in the city.
Restaurant Le Jardinier is, in fact, on the ground floor of Midtown East Tower, 100 East 53rd Street, a 61-storey luxury building with mirrored and undulating facades, designed by Norman Foster + Partners.
Green is the central theme of the restaurant’s design. The architect took inspiration from the menu created by the starred chef Alain Verzeroli. It emphasizes the use of high quality vegetables, fresh herbs and seasonal ingredients.
Dirand’s idea was to “recall a modern greenhouse in the heart of Midtown Manhattan” thus creating a true inner garden, surrounded by plants that recall Kevin Roche’s nearby Ford Foundation, where a lush garden is housed in the atrium.
The interiors are a triumph of refined and elegant materials.
Marble, with green shades, is the protagonist of the design and covers not only walls and floors but also counters and tables.
The grass green velvet chairs give a touch of color to the dining room, enriched by sofas and lamps in light tones. Plants and vertical louvers decorate the entire restaurant creating compositions along the walls, referring to the ingredients of the vegetarian menu.
The furnishings are all custom made to make the restaurant space even more unique and exclusive.
Mirrors on the walls and large floor-to-ceiling windows create the feeling of being outdoors, and dining in a metropolitan jungle.
A monumental green marble staircase leads guest from Le Jardinier to Shun, a contemporary french restaurant with japanese influence, on the second floor, also designed by Joseph Dirand.