Reiter Architecture & Design
The design imperative for this cozy and sophisticated urban restaurant was a space that highlighted the traditions and simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine, dominated by cooking on a wood-fired grill and a deep wine collection. The small space (967 square feet) had to accomplish all of its work spaces within view of the 20-seat dining area and 10-seat bar. Therefore, all of the storage that is part of any restaurant - cooking equipment, prep areas, dishware, cooking supplies, wine, and more - became part of the design motif, with iconic red shelving running both sides of the length of the space. Nothing is hidden, and all is part of the experience of eating at this delicious restaurant, with a huge focus on the custom-designed grill in full view. The dining experience is further augmented by custom-designed lighting, casting a warm light on both diners and food.
You'll be greeted with the warm glow of our custom wood-fired grill and rough-hewn walls lined with Lolita’s thoughtfully curated wine collection. The setting is reminiscent of an Old World bodega where, throughout the day, neighbors and visitors alike gather to share some wine, snacks or a meal, and a lot of congenial conversation.