Located on University Place in the heart of the West Village, Mint Kitchen, a 50-seat Israeli fast casual restaurant, opened earlier last month. Designed by CRÈME, the fresh yet comforting design balances cool grays and natural greens.
The space revolves around an open kitchen layout and a copper coated Taboon Oven that acts as a focal point around which elevated tiered seating lives. The kitchen's backsplash is covered in Emerald Clear Moresque tiles, with quartz 'ZODIAQ' London Sky countertops and tambour wood paneled facades. The floor is a mixture of concrete tiles and grey stained wood, complemented by the plaster painted walls, oak millwork, blackened metal shelving structure, and ribbed glass sourced in Brooklyn. Leather banquette seating in Garret Glazed bourbon is juxtaposed by a wall of luscious live plants hanging in woven cane and wood boxes.
Mint Kitchen's finishing touch is their orange neon logo placed inside the storefront to put their stamp on the West Village.
Photography: Taran Wilkhu