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I just ate dinner at this cool restaurant in Brooklyn. It was dark outside the whole time I was there. I am sure the place would feel pretty different for breakfast.

The building is an old diner train car with all the inherent architectural charm that you might imagine….. cozy narrow space, curved ceiling, lots of windows.

Instead of accentuating the 50s style, this restaurant has a different, edgier and classier sort of atmosphere.

It easily could have been overly trendy with its “derelict” finishes (ala Zoolander)

The old tile floor is patched with no attempt to hide that fact that it has been patched.

but some how it just works.


Once again the lighting is key. In this case the general lighting is dimmed, and warm flickery candlelight creates the mood.   Mirrors, shiny ceiling  and glass tiles add to the sparkle.

Lara Kaufman, who took most of these photos for me, is pictured on the right and Elissa Steglich, the local friend who took us here is on the left

Photo from Lara K showing some artful floor patches

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