Seafood Bar at The Breakers
Seafood Bar, The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL. Acting as a design consultant to Peacock + Lewis Architects, Adam D. Tihany brings a fresh and elegant aesthetic to the iconic Palm Beach resort's oceanfront restaurant. With views of the water from all angles, the Seafood Bar's bespoke nautical theme and original detailing creates the sense of dining aboard a private luxury yacht. The redesign of the exposition kitchen brings attention to the restaurant's talented chefs and the freshest, seasonal fish and seafood, procured in small quantities to ensure quality and sustainability. True to its tradition and location, the Seafood Bar was designed with both hotel guests and Palm Beach locals in mind. 
From the entrance corridor, guests are immediately enwrapped in the restaurant's modern seaside sophistication. The glass and white wood paneling of the storefront creates the sense of approaching a stand-alone venue. Sconce and pendant lighting reminiscent of buoys add an element of fun, while the lively white terrazzo flooring inlayed with bronze bubble details draws guests to the host desk. 

To the right of the entry, a brilliant display of fresh seafood is seen along the white marble topped exhibition kitchen. Flooded with natural light, the restaurant's neutral color palette comes to life with deep blue and yellow accents. Throughout the main dining room, structural columns curve up to the barrel-vaulted ceiling, opening the space while providing ideal placements for the large industrial caged light fixtures. The cherry and maple striped wood flooring continues the luxury yacht reference, while wrap-around white wood wall paneling extends the charm of the restaurant exterior. With seating for 110, the main dining room features a variety of table arrangements including a bespoke aquarium high top communal table, spacious banquettes and a selection of booths with views of the exposition kitchen.
The restaurant's bar area, now distinguished by ceiling height, includes 18 bar stools, three horseshoe banquette seating arrangements and high top communal table seating. The famed aquarium topped bar now stands at standard bar height and features wood and rattan materials on the counter front. The ocean view windows behind the bar remain the focal point, while red and white pendants and industrial sconces provide ambient lighting throughout the space. 

Photography: Eric Laignel