Cass Calder Smith, Taylor Lawson, Erick Gregory
Lighting Design Collaborative
Kris Tamburello, Brendan McRae
Urban and Rustic. Past and Present. Tradition and Renewal. This is the essence of MidAtlantic, Chef Daniel Stern’s latest culinary surprise. CCS Architecture designed a warm, urban restaurant space to support Stern’s vibrant and approachable Pennsylvania Dutch food concept. The 2,500 square foot space is creatively crafted from simple and reclaimed materials, taking on a casual, roadhouse feel. An angled wall of reclaimed Western Pennsylvania barnwood runs the length of the restaurant, anchoring the bar, open kitchen and counter seating. Custom lighting fixtures made from recycled fluorescent tubes hang from a long, wooden drop ceiling. A central farmhouse table offers social opportunities between the bar and dining area. Behind the galvanized metal bar, a window invites views to the keg room stocked with local microbrews. Locally fabricated, sliding doors clad in tin clad enclose a flexible private dining area. Outdoors, a linear firepit provides warmth and a visual focus for the large dining terrace. MidAtlantic’s design encourages frequent visits; it’s easy to drop in for dinner or beers and a ball game.