Cobble Hill


A son’s homage to his mother and her infamous dinner parties.

Mike Farah left his job in finance to build the restaurant with his mother, Nabila, who was born in Lebanon and had a successful catering business in Washington, D.C. The renovation transforms a formerly dark, segmented tavern into a bright, welcoming, elevated-casual, whose curving architectural details, lush material treatments, and rich colors all nod subtly to the Lebanese roots of the owners. At its core, the design evokes the feeling of the mother’s storied dinner parties — lively neighborhood affairs where tables are heaped with an abundance of food.

For palette inspiration, look to the menu…The team drew their palette of eggplant purple and dark leafy green from vegetables used often in the kitchen.

– Remodelista

The facade [is] painted black and forest green awnings that bear the restaurant’s name in custom hand lettering, whose swoops and soft curves reference the design within. FTA also designed the branding for Nabila’s, from logo to food packaging.

– Archello, Best of 2022