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New York’s Bar Miller is an intimate omakase restaurant that celebrates craft

Intricate carpentry and hand-painted details feel like the perfect accompaniment to this Manhattan restaurant’s 15-course omakase menu.

Brooklyn studio Polonsky & Friends designed the East Village space, imbuing it with carefully handcrafted details. The deep green quartzite counter is the first thing that catches the eye, set off by the oak panelling that wraps around the restaurant’s interiors. Look up, and the original wooden ceiling also remains intact.

The studio selected a mix of custom and handmade pieces for Bar Miller – such as the string-of-pearls style light pendant made by Pablo Bolumar and the classic barstools by Maderas Collective.

The watercolour wall mural is an enlarged version of a parrot painted by artist Hollie Kelley for Bar Miller’s sister sushi restaurant, Rosella. Even in the bathrooms, no detail has been spared, with paper lights covered in painted depictions of fish and seaweed.

On the menu is locally sourced seafood and produce, prepared using Japanese and Western techniques, as well as an orange wine and sake list.

620-622 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009, United States

Photography: Nicole Franzen
Mural by Hollie Kelley
Photography: Nicole Franzen
The bar and custom millwork
Photography: Nicole Franzen

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