Tilia Restaurant2726 W 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Design Achievement - With the new Tilia restaurant, the client wanted to create a venue that immediately felt part of the residential neighborhood. The environment was to feel authentic, established, unplanned, and comfortable for both casual and business diners. DLR Group's design transforms what was originally two disconnected store front spaces that were dark and claustrophobic, into a warm, open and inviting space that seats 50. Visual access to the drama of the kitchen allows the chefs to interact with the guests. The opened space creates a comfortable room with views to the exterior and a cozy intimacy.
Scope Summary - The scope of work encompassed a 2,100 SF interior renovation of two existing restaurant spaces. A structural bearing wall that separated the two eating areas was removed allowing visibility across its entire 34' width. Removing the walls to the kitchen brings the food prep area into the public space. Dark woods and classic furniture give credibility and character to the space. DLR Group provided interior architecture, structural engineering and interior design services.