June 10, 2010

Dignified

The second dining room of Café 1771 is called "The Lounge" and it's easy to see why. This long table was the one set up for our group, friends from college. The books on the shelves are real; old, used ones but bound like new in hardcover. In fact, the first book I pulled out to check whether they were real happened to come from the library of the university where we studied, which gave us all a good laugh.

The Lounge dining room of Café 1771


My friends and I agree that the earth tones and subdued lighting of The Lounge provide a more relaxing atmosphere than the bright colors and fluorescent lights of yesterday's Whimsy, which is through the doorway where the waiter is standing. We also noticed that the ones who chose Whimsy were in their twenties, while those in The Lounge were all at least in their forties.

The Lounge dining room of Café 1771


Replace the painting on the wall with a wide video screen and The Lounge can very well be in someone's lovely home. A movie would be perfect with the popcorn served as an appetizer.

The Lounge dining room of Café 1771

11 comments:

bfarr said...

I prefer the lounge. At least I fit the age group you mentioned.

Ursel said...

Wonder if they make it so that the books fit the group meeting at the table?

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Lounge or living room, it looks very comfortable. Well shot.

Darryl and Ruth : )

brattcat said...

What a relaxing and appealing decor. I bet it was an excellent evening.

Al said...

Interesting difference between the two dining rooms. I also prefer the quiet elegance of the Lounge, and yes I'm in that age group...

Olivier said...

un beau restaurant, belle lumiere, tres douce, on doit etre tranquille pour manger dans ce restaurant

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful and I'm surprise about that popcorn appetizer! :)
Léia

AB said...

I like the view through the popcorn.

Halcyon said...

This side looks much more sophisticated. But both areas have their charm.

Kaori said...

That is a lovely setting! So elegant!

lewi14 said...

What a lovely restaurant! I like the lights very much. It looks like a very classy one!