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R40 restaurant

This one-of-a-kind Argentinian restaurant located in the heart of Long Island City was thoughtfully built to reflect its initiative to mindfully deliver locally sourced food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Designed from scratch with the intention to look subtly rustic while maintaining a feeling of authenticity, this was achieved by exposing some of the existing elements of a 1950s NYC building, as well as incorporating aspects and materials familiar with South American style interiors such as mixed wood, concrete, brick, detailed carpentry, steel, and plenty of tiled surfaces.

Running the full length of the restaurant, the dining room carries its guests from the bar at the front, to the kitchen at the rear, where it then spills out into the backyard patio seating area.

Unique modern highlights include the wine cellar, visible through a glass floor in the dining room, and a brand new facade that combines old and new: distressed brick and large custom-made pivoting windows that allow plenty of daylight and fresh air.







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