Cortina is a modern Italian restaurant designed by Heliotrope Architects for James Beard-recognized chef Ethan Stowell. The restaurant occupies a long, L-shaped space, with the lobby and bar in one leg, a dining lounge at the corner, and booth seating and private dining in the other leg. The design strives for relaxed elegance while establishing a strong connection to the street, the building lobby and the building courtyard. The venue maximizes natural light via 100 feet of north facing storefront windows. The architectural lines are crisp and clean. The palette is a composition of white paneled walls, oak casework and ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, a granite-faced bar, and brown leather upholstered seating.
Interior Architect: Heliotrope Architects
Contractor: Dovetail General Contractors
Lighting: dePelecyn Studio
Furnishings: Valery Vargas