JG Domestic, Philadelphia, PA


Completed, 2010


Philadelphia, PA


5,000 square feet

Interior Design

JG Domestic is a collaboration between Chef Jose Garces and Crème Design. This restaurant and bar serves the finest artisanal food and drink sourced from the United States. It is located in Philadelphia’s landmark Cira Centre, adjacent to the 30th Street Train Station. Crème’s challenge was to create a warm, inviting setting within a startling modern atrium. It features a “living wall” of herbs, plants, and greenery that reflects the Chef’s worthy mission: serving distinctive domestic products in a welcoming, shared space. The communal table, situated next to live planters, houses three living trees that reinforces a vibrant outside-in feel. Burlap, plaid, and stripe seating accompanied by reclaimed wood tables are comfortably nestled in the space. Custom cabinets display authentic salvaged Americana, while a large blackboard adorned with a “driving tour” map from Michigan to Philadelphia and New York marks the origins of various menu items currently being used in the kitchen.