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Veronika reopens at Fotografiska in Flatiron
June 16, 2022, 6:27.53 pm ET


Photo: Adrian Gaut

Verōnika, the opulent restaurant located in the international photography museum Fotografiska has reopened in Flatiron. The restaurant, designed by Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, is situated on the second floor of 281 Park Avenue South, a 45,000 square foot-historic landmark.

The restaurant’s name is a nod to Veronica, the patron saint of photography, displaying the moody qualities of the medium in its earliest forms, as well as the tone, texture and timbre of the “grand cafés” that once populated London, Paris, and Vienna before the turn of the 20th century. Design firm Roman and Williams masterfully crafted Verōnika’s interior, seamlessly incorporating the building’s original 20-foot ceilings, cornices and archways with new stone and plaster work, opulent brass chandeliers that emulate crowns with tiny points of light, and luxurious upholstery. A mystical Bohemian forest-inspired mural covers the wall behind the Black St. Laurent marble bar, now called Bar Verōnika.

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