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The Most Important Restaurant Decor of the Last 50 Years?

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[Almost all of the furnishings in La Fonda del Sol in New York's Time Life building were designed by Alexander Girard, with the exception of the custom chairs by his Herman Miller compatriots Charles and Ray Eames. Image via 1stDibs.]

Curbed sister site Eater is busy polling the masses to generate a list of the most important New York City restaurants from the last 50 years (think: scene, food, wine list, magic sauce). One important element in a culinary hotspot is, of course, the decor. From Alexander Girard's La Fonda del Sol to the Vignelli-Sheila Hicks joint at SD26, to Domaine Chandon's wine barrel-vaulted ceilings in Napa Valley, we're thinking about feasts for the eyes.

We've listed a few staff favorites below. Many are New York City haunts, but feel free to get national—hell, international—in your nominations.

La Fonda del Sol (New York City)
Diner (Brooklyn)
SD26 (New York City)
Four Seasons Grill Room (New York City)
Lion's Rock (New York City)
Windows on the World (New York City)
Balthazar (New York City)
The Odeon (New York City)
Indochine (that wallpaper)
The Spotted Pig (New York City)
21 Club (New York City)
The Standard Grill (New York City)
Beijing Noodle No. 9 (Las Vegas)
Juvia (Miami)
Triniti (Houston)
Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel (Los Angeles)
Superba Food + Bread (Los Angeles)
American Restaurant at Crown Center (Kansas City)
Pump Room (Chicago)
Alinea (Chicago)
JG Domestic (Philadelphia)
Gitane (San Francisco)
Wexler's (San Francisco)
Bar Agricole (San Francisco)
Etoile at Domaine Chandon (Napa)

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