Verde is the latest spot to hit the NYC food scene, and curation is at the forefront of the eatery's focus. Their mission relies on marrying seasonally-sourced veggies with sustainable proteins. Childhood friends Gonzalo Gout and Alejandro Porteny are the founders of the colorful spot, which is conveniently situated between Manhattan's NoMad and Flatiron districts. Its interior is a welcome refresh from the typical salad joints that line the city streets - designed by The MP Shift, a New York-based studio - featuring a dynamic spectrum of millennial pinks and forest greens. We managed to snag a look inside, ahead of its opening, and discovered a whole slew of decorating ideas and bold design moments. Take a look!
A subtle color block sets the backdrop of the eatery, where a medley of warm tones and textures impart the space with a dynamic finish. Copper-wrapped tables come paired with chic, IKEA-hacked seats (yes, really!).
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We caught up with the team behind Verde to learn a little bit more about the decor.
How would you describe the aesthetic of the restaurant?
Verde’s calm interior celebrates partner Gonzalo Gout’s predilection for natural materials : cool pinks and greens, warm copper, leather and white oak, and plenty of plant-life. It is subtle, warm, and original in its attention to detail and combination of design elements.
Can you tell us a little bit about the cuisine and what inspired the direction you decided to take it in?
Verde’s menu is where fine-dining technique meets the hustle of the New York schedule. Our seasonally-driven dishes are composed by our chef and served in a style that is ready to go. Verde’s Chef Mariana Villages sources many ingredients for the menu from the Union Square Farmers Market and the rest from local family-owned business. We take pride in preparing the dishes on our vegetable-forward menu with the highest quality in mind always.
The green marble floor inlays are repurposed pieces from the slab used for Verde's counters. Pink and green marble slabs were filtered into the eatery's herringbone flooring, imparting the finish with a welcome dose of color.
What was the primary goal with opening up Verde?
To create a restaurant where a guest does not have to choose convenience over quality. At Verde, our guests can eat well on their own schedule.
Where do you hope to see it go in the future?
Our Flatiron location is the flagship Verde. We plan on opening Verdes in just a few select neighborhoods in New York City.
Can you say bathroom goals? The geometrically-inspired paint job is the ultimate Insta-worthy moment.