Harlem's Most Fashionable Restaurant? by

Issue 88 · Low-Key Fashion · September 5, 2013

Harlem's Most Fashionable Restaurant?

Issue 88 · Low-Key Fashion · September 5, 2013

T Magazine called it: the most exciting (and fashionable) restaurant to open in NYC recently? Vinateria in Harlem. We admit it, we're plotting a visit ASAP.

Maybe it's not such a surprise: the interiors were orchestrated by Salty Lab, a design group headed by Jonsara Ruth, the director of the MFA Interior Design program at Parsons, as well as Fritz Karch (see An Architect and Collector at Home). Owner Yvette Leeper-Bueno knows what she's doing, design wise. To see more, go to T Magazine.

Unless otherwise noted, photos via Salty Lab.

Vinateria Dining Room Remodelista

Above: The dining room is outfitted almost entirely in vintage finds.

Vinateria Bar Remodelista

Above: The moody bar with a vase full of smoke bush.


Above: The menu is written on a chalkboard wall.

Vineteria Aluminum Shelf Remodelista

Above: Stainless steel shelving adds a glimmer to the interiors.

Vinateria Glass Shelves Remodelista

Above: Glass shelves display a collection of barware.

Vinateria Chairs Remodelista

Above: Corner seating offers a view of the streetscape.

Vinetaria Chair Legs Remodelsita

Above: Chair legs were painted to align precisely with the room's baseboards.

Vinateria Tiles Remodelista

Above: The restaurant's tiled entryway; photo via Harlem Gal.

Vineteria Bathroom Remodelista

Above: Even the bathroom has a vintage air; photo via Harlem Gal.

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