Italian ladderback chairs, Belgian Cle tiles, vintage Dutch stained oak seating, and German pendant lights from the ‘70s are just a few of the eye-catching gems New Yorkers will catch at Theodora, a new Mediterranean restaurant in Fort Greene. Chef-owner Tomer Blechman teamed up with the talents at Home Studios to imbue the space with warmth and refinement. The local studio rose to the task through a tasteful mix of stucco, oak furnishings, and sand-hued zellige tiles, all of which maximize the restaurant’s sun-drenched bar and dining room.
Diners with an especially discerning eye will recognize the mark of several independent makers: whether it’s Kimmy Quillin’s hand-painted murals, bathroom sconces by In Common With, and custom lighting crafted in collaboration with Ben & Aja Blanc Studio. Just don’t forget to scour the dinner and wine menu with that same attentiveness. General manager and wine director Maggie Dahill, an alumna of Blue Hill at Stone Barns, has cultivated one of the best by-the-glass wine lists this side of the East River. For dinner, don’t sleep on the crudo menu—toro, hiramasa, kampachi, and wood-fired beets—or salmon belly with tahini and swordfish skewers.