Doctor's Orders: A Restaurant With Medical Décor by Glen & Company

Halogen step lights shine on quotations from the chef, stenciled on the steel risers of the staircase down from the street. Photo by Eric Laignel.

A porcelain phrenology head, a stethoscope, and Japanese paintbrushes greet diners in the entry. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Stair treads are reclaimed Siberian white oak, as is flooring throughout. Photo by Eric Laignel.

A lab coat hanging in the office offers a reminder that, in Spain, the chef was also a practicing clinical neurologist. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Acrylic portholes enliven a wall in the library, which houses his cookbooks. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Custom vitrines with polished chrome frames separate the private dining room from the library. Photo by Eric Laignel.

The restaurant has a secondary entrance via the basement of the Dream Downtown hotel. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Suspended on pulleys with counterweights, the dining room’s custom planters are white oak and steel. Photo by Eric Laignel.

The planters grow seasonal herbs for cooking as well as decorative purposes. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Jars holding spices and vegetable powders line glass shelves in the office, furnished with chairs by Adam Goodrum. Photo by Eric Laignel.

A glass wall gives the sidewalk a view down tothe dining room. Photo by Eric Laignel.

Carrara marble surrounds the burners used to prepare the flavor-infused waters that accompany some dishes. Photo by Eric Laignel.

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