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Grandma’s Home Launches Inaugural U.S. Restaurant

Grandma’s Home—a family-owned restaurant specializing in traditional Hangzhou cuisine with more than 200 locations in China—has opened its first U.S. location in the Flatiron section of New York.

The concept of Grandma’s Home is rooted in the memory of taste and comfort through a dining experience akin to being in a familiar home.

The Manhattan outpost seats 120 with a semi-private room for eight and a spacious private room downstairs for larger parties.

A contemporary design by Volenec Studio

Designed by locally based Volenec Studio, a contemporary design narrative weaves together elements of Grandma’s Home locations in China with touches of the Big Apple. Layered with vibrant modern Chinese art and playful décor, lines are blurred between old and new, raw and refined—resulting in a casual-yet-sophisticated atmosphere.

Upon entry, guests are met by spacious dining room with high top tables flanked by booth seating along one wall, with a bar on the other. A second dining room, partitioned with traditional patterned screen panels, features curved banquettes for larger parties. Just beyond this area is a semi-private dining room, too.

grandma's home flatiron manhattan new york chinese paper lanterns with calligraphy, traditional wooden screens, curved banquette seating

The walls throughout the interiors are crafted with artificial live-edge stones. Overhead, dark stained exposed wooden beams run the length of the restaurant, with large statement paper lanterns—adorned with famous ancient Hangzhou poems written in Chinese calligraphy—suspended down over both dining rooms.

Low lighting and large cylindrical columns dressed in black and white tiles complete the warm and moody ambiance.

The space is punctuated with pops of neon lighting as well as indoor greenery tucked into traditional Chinese pottery. The decor items on the shelves that are placed throughout the restaurant come from one of the earliest locations of Grandma’s Home, with items like old cookie jars, antique jewelry boxes, ceramic bird sculptures, and vintage watering cans.

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