Colonie Covered By Inhabitat Thanks To Recovered Barn Wood Decor And Herb Wall

Depending on where you stand on such 21st century ideas, this piece about Atlantic Avenue’s Colonie restaurant will either have you amped up about a great responsible future or filled with the need to binge read Die Hipster.

Either way, the photos are quite nice.

Inhabitat: Meyers used mostly recycled barn materials to create the rustic and charming interior. The gorgeous reclaimed wooden floors and ceiling create a setting that evokes their former life. The custom table tops were also built from the barn wood, paired with chairs constructed from reclaimed church pews. The result is a cozy and quaint atmosphere, both agrarian and quietly elegant.
Freshness is key at Colonie, and you can’t get much fresher than herbs that are grown on the living wall outside of the open kitchen. The menu features small and large plates, artisanal cheeses and sides. Dishes like The Egg, with wild mushrooms, turtle beans and spelt, or scallops with local kabocha squash and red cabbage are paired with fried brussel sprouts with bacon and cranberries, or a kale salad with lemon maple dressing.

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  • Matt

    Whatever. I love their food.

  • DrewBurch

    Food is great. Decor is nice. What’s not to like?

  • Jorale-man

    Yes, good food. if I have a complaint about the place its that it’s too cramped. The two times I’ve been there I was treated to the intimate conversations from the next table over. But you never read about such practical matters in articles that gush over reclaimed barn wood.

  • Roberto

    Great food. Nice people. Terrible environment to eat because it’s impossible to hear the person sitting next to you. Slow food is the answer, but the acoustic design made me want to leave fast. I’m hoping that criteria related to restaurant noise will elevate the discussion of what constitutes a good place to eat.

  • alex kustow

    Not quite clear what this article is about. Food? Interiors? What does “covered by Inhabitat mean”? Can Mr Fink clarify please? Thanks