America Eats, a casual D.C. tavern that recently opened at the Ritz-Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, enlisted the help of Celano Design Studio to craft an engaging space reflecting Chef, Jose Andres’s energetic and edgy approach to cuisine. Inspiration was drawn from Andres’ culinary explorations as well as the National Archives. The layout includes a classic 65 seat main dining room with colonial features, a warm and inviting 10-seat bar, a private dining room with an eclectic assortment of decorative accessories and art, and an open kitchen with excerpts of the U.S. Constitution as graphic art on the walls.
The design concept blends modern features as well as rustic accents in furniture and materials, such as brick walls and reclaimed oak wood beams to give the restaurant a whimsical yet refined design.
About Celano Design Studio: Located in Manhattan’s NoMad District, the multi-disciplinary studio services an extensive roster of internationally acclaimed and high-profile hotel, nightclub, restaurant, and bar clients in design, architecture, branding, and graphics. Vincent Celano, founder and principal, has made his name in hospitality design and architecture, working with brands like W Hotels and Resorts, Rosa Mexicano, Mohegan Sun, and Mercadito Hospitality. Celano Design Studio is currently working on Chef Chris Cosentino’s Cockscomb in San Francisco, Tippling Hall in Chicago, Autograph and Casino Restaurants for the Vancouver Urban Resort in Canada, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Duke University Dining Hall in Durham, North Carolina, Harbour Grove in Miami and Rock and Reilly’s Restaurant at the Renaissance Hotel in New York City.