Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Salon by Sucré

This project represents the intersection of dramatic interior design, haute cuisine and an unrivaled passion for impeccable service and inspiring presentation. 

In keeping with the restaurant’s moniker, “locally sourced but internationally inspired,” the facility’s interior schemes blend the time-honored formality of New Orleans service, the unique architectural heritage of the French Quarter and the ambience of a modern, Parisian patisserie and bistro in a setting unlike any other: an 1830s townhouse. 

The second floor restaurant is dedicated exclusively to fine dining. Comprising five distinct environments—Balcony, Main Dining, Lounge, Wine Room and Private Dining Room—aka the Salon—each area is distinct, yet contributes to a cohesive scheme courtesy of the herringbone flooring, dark metal finishes and the light/airy ambience of the space overall. The restaurant— envisioned as a private dining experience—generates dynamic contrast with the ‘old’ style furniture (tufted banquettes, antique brass-framed mirrors, crisp white linens and back-lit wine room) juxtaposed with the cubist-inspired triptych and the midcentury- inspired seating. 

Both floors, while unique in program, embody an elevated sophistication achieved through a calculated use of light-filled spaces accented with classic details and warm elements of brass, natural wood, marble and glass.

Given the project’s prominent location and its historic importance, tremendous care was taken to integrate both programs, signage and exterior lighting without compromising the historic integrity of the building or its surroundings.

Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 4,500 square feet
Year of Completion: 2015
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