One Eleven culminates more than a year of reimagining and refashioning a total dining experience. The new dining room—designed by David Kleinberg & Associates in New York—now features hardwood plank flooring instead of carpeting, original artwork replaces mirrors, natural light spills in where drapes formerly covered the windows, all trimmed in vivid white.
“Everything in the dining room is lighter, brighter and more inviting,” comments Food and Beverage Director Alain Piraux. “The intent is to create an approachable, comfortable environment that remains a perfect choice for a special occasion but answers most any dining need any day or night of the week.”
Perhaps most striking to regulars will be the new lobby bar—which serves as the entry to the restaurant. Clad in a seamless piece of zinc and running more than 20 feet, the bar spills out and transforms the landscape of the lobby into a new “living room” of Southern comfortable hospitality.
All of these improvements serve as a backdrop to the food story being orchestrated by Michelin star, James Beard award-winning Chef Joel Antunes. One Eleven includes an astonishingly vast menu each item of which has been meticulously designed by Joel using the finest and freshest available ingredients from tiny local, regional and national suppliers. His hand-selected culinary team will operate from an entirely new and expanded kitchen with the simple objective of creating a repertoire of artisanal, house-made foods that will place One Eleven among the country’s leading dining destinations.