When tapped to design this upscale restaurant in Austin, Staffelbach took on the challenge with stride. The design team worked closely with the client to redesign the 83-year-old residential location and to execute a contemporary space that plays to their concept of a “modern take” on Southern cuisine. Featuring works from Southern artists, family portraits and nods to the historic culture of Austin, the aesthetic of the space is just as welcoming as the food itself.

Building off of the existing charm of the restaurant’s location, the design team meticulously united Southern hospitality and sophistication, and brought-to-life the menu’s infamous Southern flare. The classic Southern dining experience is enhanced with modern restaurant craftsmanship. Staffelbach replanned the existing kitchen, dining areas, restrooms and patio in order to entertain 70-plus guests for seated meals inside and outside.


FIRST PLACE AWARD, COMMERCIAL HOSPITALITY, Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, DESIGN OVATION AWARDS, 2016, Olamaie.