Dryft, a new oceanside restaurant that embodies the revitalization of Revere Beach, is making waves. This high-end hospitality project is located in the new 500 Ocean Avenue multifamily residential development and reflects a leading restaurateur’s desire to reinvigorate the area with a destination dining hotspot.

Drawing inspiration from its beachfront setting, the design of Dryft is imbued with aquatic motifs that complement the space’s panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The color palette, anchored by tonal grays, is awash with cool blue hues and warm tones of teak and walnut, creating a space that is at once invigorating and intimate. Shapes throughout call to mind ocean elements, from the coastal shingle-inspired walnut paneling, to the fish scale tile in the rest, to the net-like illuminated aluminum mesh.

The main dining space and bar area are designed to engage with the action of the beach and movement along the new Waterfront Square plaza. A custom 25’ x 14’ graffiti-style tuna fish mural, inspired by conversations with the chef about seasonal menu specialties, animates the space and doubles as public art visible from the new plaza. Pearl drop pendants are suspended from 15’ ceilings and call to mind illuminated air bubbles, providing an eye-catching contextual reference to both patrons and those passing by on their way to or from Revere Beach.

From the herringbone wall tiles that put a modern focus on the dynamic bar and active, open kitchen to the under-water effect of the antique blue smoked floor-to-ceiling mirror that creates an intimate drama in the private dining room, each aspect of the design as crafted to engage the beachfront location in a hip, contemporary way. With plans to add outdoor seating that establishes a vibe inspired by summertime in Miami, Dryft has established itself as the hotspot long missing from Revere Beach and is proud to bring a fresh perspective to the area.

Interior Design Process