Name: Congress- Second Bar + Kitchen
Location: Austin, TX
Another from Bon Appetit Best New list of 2011 is Congress, located in Austin Texas. Congress consists of three parts that all work together and yet independent at the same time. The best of the three, in my view, is second bar + Kitchen. More casual than the others, it manages to keep an urban yet sophisticated feel. The scale of the large pendant fixtures and the division of space catch my eye and I love the use of the tolix stools in a more refined setting along with the other industrial linear fixtures mounted above the main dining space.
Image 1 © Bon Appetit
Image 2 © Second Bar + Kitchen