The long-awaited arrival for one of the city's most anticipated restaurants, DaiLo, is over. Nick Liu has been honing his menu for over two years, finally finding a home on College Street next to La Carnita. The two-floor space has been given a full facelift by way of Ian Rydberg of Solid Design. And, it looks nothing like its previous incarnation (Grace Restaurant). Downstairs is DaiLo, a more traditional dining room (open from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.) in the style of a Chinoiserie, complete with hand-drawn murals and hanging stenciled lights above teal leather banquets.
The aesthetic carries over to LoPan upstairs, a "Yum Cha" bar with snacks and cocktails, which will stay open until 2am. Both spaces exemplify carefully considered design, as you'll see in the photos below. But, as with all matters concerning the senses, it's probably best to experience things firsthand.
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