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front. “We celebrated the fact that this is restaurant,” Ohayon says. The only color comes in the form of seafoam green on the classic dining chairs and porcelain tiles that cover the open kitchen— the focal point of Catch’s second-floor dining room, where patrons can sit facing the chefs on the line or at the adjacent chef ’s table. “When you get up here, you’re not relegated to an upstairs dining room,” says Ohayon. “We wanted every floor to have a great component to it, its own intimacy and life.” And in true EMM Group fashion, the penthouse floor caps off a night out with Catch Roof, a lounge that boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a high-tech ceiling lighting system, and an 870-square-foot patio. It’s not just about “opening a new restaurant, it’s about opening a new experience,” says Birnbaum. hd www.icrave.com; emmgroupinc.com Catch New York Owner and Management Company EMM Group Inc. Architecture Firm PleskowRael Architecture, California Architecture Project Team Tom Rael Interior Design Firm ICRAVE, New York Interior Design Project Team Lionel Ohayon, Siobhan Barry, Peter Wintermantel, Hao Lam, and Amy Lee Contractor Mission Purchasing Firm, Lighting, and Graphics ICRAVE Engineering SRA Architecture + Engineering Kitchen M.Tucker DINING ROOM Paint Benjamin Moore Antique Chicken Wire Glass Tyson Boles Antique Mirror Elements of Architecture Ledge/Sink Counter Nemo Tile Bartop Stone Source Decorative Ceiling Mounts Pyramid Lighting Ceiling Pendant High Tech Applications Lighting Sconces Circa Lighting Printed Mirror Bendheim Pendants Conant Metal and Light Concrete Tables Bradley Hughes Wood Flooring Parquet by DIAN
Opposite page, from top: A wall mural punctuates the restaurant’s first-floor dining room; the rooftop lounge’s outdoor patio. This page, from top: An open kitchen with an adjacent chef’s table is the focal point of the second-floor dining room; the raw bar features oyster stands, ICRAVE’s version of Lazy Susans; and to coordinate with the music, the DJ can change Catch Roof’s ceiling lighting system sequence throughout the night. Below, right: Antique chicken wire glass louvers line the staircase that connects the two dining rooms.