Hey everyone. I'm excited to announce that a new Indian restaurant that I designed, Aahar, is now open at 10 Murray Street in Tribeca. Aahar is a family-owned restaurant specializing in North Indian cuisine, and it was a pleasure working with owners Prashant and Sonal to help them bring their dream to life. Aahar is Sanskrit for nourishment, and that's what they strive to deliver, serving carefully prepared, authentic Indian food made with savory spices and quality ingredients. The restaurant is located in a historic Tribeca setting, and has a classic cafe style with a touch of Indian flair. The design of the space is clean and contemporary with pops of coral, turquoise and gold. Keep reading for a tour of the space, resource list, and lots more pics:
A bright pink coral wall welcomes you into the space, flanked by Moravian star pendant light fixtures. The large window is made with vintage chicken-wire glass from Olde Good Glass, and helps bring more natural light into the restaurant. The pebbled glass window panes are reclaimed from industrial buildings and factories.
When you enter into the restaurant, a geometric-patterned gold wall makes a bold statement. The bronze, laser-cut panels are from Artisan Panels. A bright turquoise fabric on the banquette seating adds a pop of color throughout the space.
Aahar is open for lunch and dinner and offers a fine dining experience in a relaxed, casual setting. You can order at the counter during lunch hour, and bring your food to the table. They have a delicious pre-fixe lunch special where you can order your choice of appetizer and entree served with rice and naan. The counter front is made with thin strips of reclaimed weathered wood from Stikwood, and laid out in a chevron pattern.
The decorative tiles on the backsplash and columns are hand-made encaustic cement from The Cement Tile Shop. The marble-textured wallpaper and busy tile work add a touch of pattern to the space while keeping things neutral by sticking to a black, white and grey color palette.
Pretty mercury glass light fixtures and hints of gold add a touch of sparkle and elegance to this contemporary Tribeca Indian restaurant. Be sure to check it out the next time you are in the neighborhood. The staff is so friendly and inviting, and the food is delicious!