Let There Be Light: New York Restaurants Emerge From Dark Dining Era

Photo Credit: Okuda

Photo Credit: Okuda

"Look around restaurants at dinner time, and you can actually see—whether you’re sitting at one of the spotlighted hanging banquettes at the Lobster Club in the Seagrams Building or the funky Thai joint Ugly Baby in Brooklyn.

Even Brooklyn restaurants, such as Ugly Baby, are getting brighter.

Anita Summers, lighting expert at the Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry, a design firm that works with restaurants and hotels around the country, has seen the ambiance transition from moody to airy."

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