Top chef alum Eli Kirshtein is opening his Krog Street Market restaurant, the Luminary, in the "next couple of weeks." A French-American brasserie, it will offer traditional dining with locally sourced ingredients — don't look for many small plates — plus a raw bar. The bar program, run by former Wrecking Bar brewpub bar manager Ian Cox, will include, domestic and French wines, cocktails, and beer.
As for the restaurant's design, coming from ai3, the atmosphere is European inspired. The centrally located raw bar will have white subway tile walls and stainless steel lit by a ceiling full of lights meant to gleam like pearls. The main bar, beneath 100-year-old trusses, features an expansive mirrored back bar, brass accents, and dark granite.
The space covers 3,500 square feet, plus a 40-square-foot patio. With wood and leather furniture, there will be seating for up to 140 inside, 47 on the patio, and another 24 in the private dining room.
Check out renderings of the main bar, dining room, and raw bar below. Click to enlarge.