TPG Architecture’s Hospitality Studio Reimagines Jersey City Restaurant Porto Leggero

May 27, 2021 - by commARCH
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TPG Architecture’s Hospitality Studio Reimagines Jersey City Restaurant Porto Leggero

Porto Leggero is an upscale Italian restaurant situated along the waterfront of Jersey City. The restaurant attracts business professionals and families alike and is ideal for happy hours, corporate events, and family dinners.


Image Credits: Veronica Bean


Where?

185 Hudson Street within Harborside 5.

Who?

Landlord: Mack-Cali Realty Corporation

Design: TPG Architecture

What was the goal of the new design?

The design concept for the restaurant was to achieve the ambiance of a traditional Italian kitchen with a modern flare. For this renovation project, the design team took advantage of the large, open dining room with high ceilings and wanted to create a welcoming and intimate aesthetic. Thus, the newly designed restaurant features rustic finishes and warm jewel tones paired with soft, colorful furnishings. The architecture is accented with a combination of bronze and copper metals.

Image Credits: Veronica Bean

 

 How does the new design benefit the restaurant?

The previous eatery lacked a street presence and noticeable signage. TPG’s design team helped to enhance their restaurant’s visibility by creating a new, inviting entryway. The new vestibule entrance provides shelter and speaks to the volume and design of the building. The entrances are emphasized with on-brand signage that invites guests to all three of the restaurant’s entrances (dining, bar and lounge, and building lobby).