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Small Batch, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio’s newest restaurant, has a menu focused on locally-sourced, farm-to-table dishes, a focus that translates into the space itself. Shawmut partnered with Bentel & Bentel to create a farmhouse aesthetic, with unique designs including millwork ceiling beams and a slats design, and lighting hung from vintage orchard ladders. The team completely removed all existing interior finishes that inhabited the 7,000-square-foot space in the Roosevelt Field Mall, and installed all-new kitchen equipment, millwork package, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services.
Excerpt from The New York Times
The neighborhood, with Bobby Flay’s commendable fast-food Burger Palace and the steakhouse chain Capital Grille just steps away, is not bad, as suburban malls go. But the arrival of the chef and restaurateur Tom Colicchio at the Roosevelt Field shopping center in Nassau County definitely ups the ante. His new restaurant, a case study in attention to detail from design to dessert, would not be out of place in an urban setting. Bentel & Bentel, the architects based in nearby Locust Valley that designed Mr. Colicchio’s Craft along with Gramercy Tavern and Le Bernardin, have given this new restaurant, on a premium corner in the center, a sophisticated farmhouse look. There’s a big barroom with lights hung from vintage orchard ladders, and a bigger dining room with country-style spindle-back chairs facing the open kitchen.