Roman & Williams Restaurant/Shop Concept: Guild [New York]

The husband/wife design team Roman & Williams recently opened Guild, a concept restaurant/cafe/flower shop and bookstore bringing a new dose of glamour to SoHo, New York. Located at 53 Howard St. on a 7000 square-foot two-story of a former luxury department store called Arnold (Constable & Company).

The restaurant is the French café La Mercerie, a partnership between Stephen Starr Restaurant Group and Roman and Williams. Chef Marie-Aude Rose, the former chef at Spring in Paris, is serving a full complement of French comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The couple’s retail/showroom concept is also introducing their 50-piece Founding Collection of furniture, lighting, and accessories.

A view into the cafe area, anchored at the front door by an outpost of Emily Thompson Flowers (she provides the tabletop arrangements, which are available to take home).


Photography courtesy of Roman & Williams.

53 Howard Street, New York