'Top Chef' winner ditches the dining room at Sbraga & Company

Forget formulaic dining rooms. This “Top Chef” winner wants guests to feel at home.

When Kevin Sbraga first looked at the 6,700-square-foot open space in Jacksonville, Fla., he envisioned it broken up into smaller, cozier areas. “I didn’t want [guests] to feel like they’re in just another restaurant,” says the executive chef and owner of Sbraga & Company. “I want them to feel like they’re in my home.” Most nearby restaurants have a modern, industrial look, but Sbraga wanted something different. From the bar to the lounge to the dining room, he relied on warm tones, rustic decor and antique touches to deliver it. 


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