About the project
Located at Zaha Hadid’s Magnum Opus in Business Bay, The MAINE Land Brasserie is the newest outpost of the brand designed for the downtown crowd. His third helping of nostalgia, The MAINE Man, Joey Ghazal of Fighterbrands, breathes fresh life into the familiar brasserie genre, grafting the present onto the past with a blend of period fidelity and contemporary gloss. There are certain signature design elements that have come to define the MAINE brand, such as the ground floor access, the high industrial ceilings, abundant natural light, crystal chandeliers, centerpiece bars, exhibition kitchens, exposed service stations, wooden booths, distressed leather, panelled walls, colonial greenery, and distressed, white-washed brick. The MAINE Oyster Bar & Grill in JBR is designed as a typical seaside brasserie with its shades of warm white, blue and tan leather, whereas the MAINE Street Eatery in Studio City is a friendly neighborhood eatery with its orange terrazzo, seafoam and pigeon green panelling. The MAINE Land Brasserie is more focused on meat and game, and had to be warmer to evoke a sense of a ‘grande dame brasserie’ with its shades of dark forest green and natural walnut representing the countryside of Maine. Capturing the clubby spirit of a handsomely timeworn brasserie the interiors resemble those of an old world steakhouse with a strong undertow of sensuality. Every accidentally-on-purpose detail, from the soaring double-height ceilings, well-worn floor tiles, bentwood rattan chairs, cathedral style windows, crystal chandeliers and a charcoal grill that dominates the room, makes you feel as though The MAINE Land Brasserie has been in business, and you’ve been a regular, forever.