Owners Mindy Friedler and Mark Bires have a clear vision for their new Andersonville restaurant, Fiya : a melting pot of Israeli cuisine, with diaspora influences from the Middle East, Europe, and the Mediterranean. We helped them realize the vision.
We shaped the new dining room central island to reference a ship, with the bow facing the street. The new island is the heart of Fiya's customer experience, with a wood fire oven and simple, geometric pendants over the central action, surrounded by seating facing the food preparation. Colors and surfaces reference the Middle East and the Levant - earthy exposed masonry, vibrant blue, and stark white relating to the Bauhaus Modernist tradition of Tel Aviv.
Chef Liad Rozgovich developed a broad, international menu with unique pairings - beef brisket on humus, chicken schnitzel pita sandwiches, unusual savory and sweet pastries prepared in the wood oven.
Fiya is a great addition to Andersonville. The huge outdoor patio and craft bar create an enjoyable, relaxing experience.