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Stanley Diamond - down-to-earth cuisine for 21st century tastes in the heart of hip Bahnhofsviertel.


There’s a strange force sweeping across Frankfurt. One might call it Berlinification, in reference to its increasing likeness to the capital. Where once dusty Eckkneipe dominated the local offerings, today a growing number of cutting-edge cafes, restaurant concepts and bars are opening up in areas previously considered no-go. At the forefront of this revolution are James and David Ardinast. The brothers have been instrumental in changing the face of their hometown, opening no fewer than five restaurants across the city. Stanley Diamond is their newest venture, and has garnered no small amount of praise from locals and visitors alike.






In collaboration with pastrami aficionado Oskar Melzer—himself a Berliner, which could account for comparisons with the Haupstadtthe team has created something truly unique. In a market saturated with concepts and trends, Stanley Diamond goes back to basics with a down-to-earthness that’s rare on the restaurant scene these days. Avoiding buzzwords like “fusion” and“molecular”, they instead focuses on what you might call upscale home cooking: traditional recipes and methods, regional ingredients, cooked with craftsmanship and character. It’s about reconnecting people with place and with food. Yet the no-nonsense vibe does not equal understatement. From the interior to the service, Stanley Diamond is one hundred percent contemporary. And it’s the striking of this balance that makes it so special.




The restaurant is located in the Bahnhofsviertel, which, though part of the dense inner city, has only recently been revived as a hip new district for drinking, dining and clubbing. An area awash with endless juxtapositions between old and new, shabby and chic, it’st he perfect spot for Stanley Diamond and its pleasing contrasts. The space was designed by architects Hollin and Radoske, and designer Paul Bauer. Indian green marble lines the wall, offset by pinks in the exposed concrete and shades of wood. Not ones to scrimp on detail, the design team brought in chairs by local design studio e15,and commissioned Swiss artist Nouria Behloul to create the natural stone installation that dominates the entrance. 

01 / 06 / 2015 // by LigaStudios Team

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