Atlantic Avenue’s only rooftop dining experience will soon offer guests a brand new view: from the first floor. Buddha Sky Bar is expanding their infamous Asian Fusion restaurant to 10,000 square feet with a three- month renovation that includes the first and second floors of 217 East Atlantic Avenue. To be completed by early November, the new first floor space, aptly titled “Buddha Garden,” will allow the restaurant to serve more Buddha fans than ever.
“After being open for just over a year and seeing the amount of success and devoted customers we’ve attained, we felt as though this was the perfect time to take Buddha Sky Bar to the next level,” said owner, Christopher Licata. “We want to enhance the guest’s experience, give them something new and continue to exceed their expectations when it comes to unparalleled cuisine and one-of-a-kind atmosphere.” PDT International is the design company behind Buddha Garden. Their plans for the space include a new sushi and sake bar, waterfall and living walls. Buddha Garden will also offer indoor and outdoor bars, including one that opens up to Atlantic Avenue. Guests can expect more of a late night lounge feel on Fridays and Saturdays as well. “Nature inspired the design of this Chinese-Japanese fusion restaurant, where many details are tied to one of the four elements of nature: Earth, Water, Air & Fire,” said Senior Designer at PDT International, Joy Lynskey. “Red, gold and chocolate combine with textural materials of Asian influence to create a warm environment that coordinates with the Buddha Sky Bar upstairs while allowing the Buddha Garden to have its own special identity.”
In addition to the 96 seats that the intimate third floor currently holds, Buddha Sky Bar’s second floor will be open for private parties, hosting 110 people in total. There will be customizable conference rooms available with direct access to multimedia, leaving the space open to corporate or holiday events from groups of 8 to 60. Buddha Sky Bar prides itself on providing an exceptional experience for parties of any size and look forward to the expansion of their corporate event offerings. Buddha Garden will seat 120 guests and offer a completely different atmosphere than Buddha Sky Bar, while serving the same cuisine that earned them Open Table Diners’ Choice Awards for Top Asian Restaurant in Southeast Florida and Palm Beach County Hot Spot. “We’ve got some incredible staff and a concept that you can’t find anywhere else in the area,” General manager, Damian Burke said. “It’s the same great experience and food, but the expansion will offer guests minimal wait time, if any at all.” Second floor renovations are expected to be complete by the beginning of October, while Buddha Garden will be finished by early November. For more information on Buddha Sky Bar, visit www.BuddhaSkyBar.com.