The Rose Tattoo Cafe
The Rose Tattoo is a Philadelphia restaurant located in an iconic Victorian building constructed in 1850. Several years ago, heavy rains led to the partial collapse of the roof, leading to water damage on all three floors. On the first floor, the columns from the original bar were just about to be thrown away when members of our team decided to salvage them. They were incorporated into the design of the wall behind the bar, as were mirrors etched with the restaurant’s logo. The tin ceiling is primarily original, but with new sections patched in seamlessly. The bar top is Carrera marble for contrast against the wood, gleaming with the pendant lights above.
On the first and second floors, the carpet was removed and the wood floors were refinished to their original appearance. In the second-floor dining room, church pews are used for bench seating, with glass tiles positioned all around.