Cincinnati, OH

Date Completed: 2017
Photography: Ross Van Pelt Photography

In Our Words: “Sartre is a contemporary brasserie located in the barrelhouse of an old brewery building in the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati. Many of our favorite features are original to the architecture, such as the barrel vault ceilings textured with layers of cracked paint and plaster, which we highlighted with soft lighting. Other favorites are, the vintage backbar, which we found at an antique shop during our first trip to Cincinnati, a pair of 10′ tall burl-wood pocket doors that lead into the carpeted private dining room, and hand-painted replicas of French philosophy book covers by the restaurant’s namesake, Jean-Paul Sartre.

The restaurant’s design earned Drawing Department & Geremia Design honorable mention at the Cincinnati Design Awards.”