LIVINGSTON—Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers Inc. recently completed architecture and engineering services for Lithos Restaurant, a new 10,000-sq.-ft. Greek restaurant located on Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston.
Jarmel Kizel provided both schematic and interior design services, as well as architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for this project. Some elements to this new design included a new seating plan, fireplace, dining niche, fish display and salad preparation areas, a new bar area, a wine cellar, as well as an exterior pergola, seating area and fireplace.
Dating back to 1805, the site of the new Lithos restaurant was the location of a stagecoach stop between Morristown and Paterson. When the railroad came in following the Civil War, the site became the location of a bed and breakfast inn. The current building dates to the early 20th Century and for 40 years had been the site of Merrigan’s Tavern.
Most recently occupying the building was Carmine’s Restaurant, which featured an authentic Italian fare menu. Jarmel Kizel also provided architecture and engineering design services for the design of Carmine’s for the previous owners. With its original design, Jarmel Kizel incorporated much of the site’s history into the design saving many elements of the existing building. These elements remain for Lithos’ occupancy.
Lithos, meaning stone in Greek, will feature a menu with traditional fresh fish, lamb, rib eye strips and off-menu Greek specials served every day.
Jarmel Kizel’s experience in restaurant design includes locations for T.G.I. Friday’s, On The Border, and Bocconi Pasta Pronto, as well as full-service cafés for such leading corporations as Samsung, Pfizer, Bayer Labs and ImClone.