The Return Of The Counter

The Return Of The Counter

The lunch counter became popular in America in the 1920s American eating, and 80 years later, we see their return but this time they offer a more hip and intimate experience.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 15 june 2006

\The NY Times looks at the return of the counter as a dining destination. The lunch counter became popular in America in the 1920s American eating, and 80 years later, we see their return but this time they offer a more hip and intimate experience:

At restaurants in New York and a few other cities, the counter is where innovative dishes are served, top-tier prices are charged and in-the-know diners willingly sit elbow-to-elbow-to-elbow. In fact, in a few new sliver-slim restaurants, the counter is the only place to sit…

A dining counter is starting to become an essential part of restaurant design. There is one in the restaurant at the Setai in Miami. And in Paris, the bright counter at Delicabar in the Bon Marché store is more of a magnet than the tables for fashionistas grazing on savory and sweet specialties. The James Beard Foundation is planning a dinner by counter-only restaurants at its Greenwich Village town house in the fall.

Look Who’s Behind the Counter Now – New York Times


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