Sanfords Restaurant

Astoria, NY

In-House design

“Sanfords Restaurant has been around for 80 years and has been my family business for over 25, starting as a coffee shop and constantly evolving with the neighborhood, it is now an upscale eatery and a hip Whisky Bar. During the redesign, we wanted the feel of reclaimed wood to complement the warm copper tones of the adjacent space. My design intent was to source a product that would be easy to maintain and Cast Stone Dimensional Panels were the perfect solution as they hold up extremely well in our high traffic restaurant. Since it performs for exterior as well, we extended it to the façade.

“The material fulfilled our creative vision as our customers think it is an actual reclaimed wood wall. The collaboration with Architectural Systems in one word: seamless… from A-Z. I found ASI on the web, made a showroom appointment and was given samples to take back on the spot. I called and specified the product the next day!”

Gus Karalekas, Co- Owner/Designer, Sanfords Restaurant