The Musket Room located in Manhattan’s Nolita caught my eye because of the mix of trendy, old industrial and folksy ambience while I was living in New York.
In designing The Musket Room, Alexander Waterworth Interiors had a lot of freedom. They spent a lot of time with chef Matt and owner Jennifer to really understand what kind of feel they believed the space should have. Chef Matt received a Michelin star within one year, mainly because of his sumptuous dishes and an incredible eye for detail, so there had to be elements, that would live up to that quality within the design.
By choice they designed a space filled with unique details, yet unpretentious. The brass materials, walnut tabletops with beautiful mid-century furniture for an authentic feel of details are exemplary. The building is restored to its original bare soul and the old farm barn flooring is reintroduced for an unpretentious atmosphere. There is this unique, easy elegant mix of edgy and old industrial and stylish feeling. I love the deep indigo leather chairs. The back room looks out over the Musket Room garden. The herb garden is a community run project and at the same time a vegetable garden for the restaurant. Sometimes you will see the chef come out and hand pick the herbs for their meals.
Next time when visiting New York City I’ll definitely go back and experience the restaurant again. Put this one on your to-go list, it will be worth it.
If you’re interested you can find more beautiful places in my 100 % New York travel guide if you visit the concrete jungle. The Musket Room you will find in the back of the guide “categories uitgaan” (http://www.100procenttravel.com).
Enjoy your week and don’t hesitate to tell me what you think in the comment section below.
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