The exterior of Red Crown could convince patrons that they have stepped back in time. Housed in a historic structure that was home to the Standard Oil Red Crown Service Station for decades, Red Crown Restaurant still holds on to its corner store charm while offering a sophisticated interior and refined palette. PTD wanted to celebrate the past as is clear in the design’s exacting detailing.

The vintage gas pump, capped with an iconic red crown, sits proudly in the center of the restaurant, a testament to the rich history of the building. Automotive details were incorporated cleverly throughout: two-tone leather banquette seats harken back to the bucket seats of yore.

Sophisticated light fixtures that are reminiscent of vintage shop lights dot the space and cast a homey glow. Undeniably historic, but modern in its vibe, the rich legacy of the Red Crown name lives on in the updated interior of Red Crown Restaurant.


Grosse Pointe Park, MI




John D'Angelo

  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Specification
Project Team
  • Miranda Thoma
  • Mary Eskin
  • Patrick Thompson