One of the most spectacular views of the entire Fair is in
store for the visitor at the Pavilion of American Interiors who
choose to dine -- or lunch -- in The Glass Tower, the colorful
400-seat indoor and outdoor dining room atop the building. The
circular dining room, enclosed by 15-foot high windows, is on
the fourth floor of the tallest building in the area, giving
an unobstructed panoramic view of the entire billion dollar Fair,
with the Fountains of the Planets as a shimmering lovely foreground.
Off the glass-enclosed dining room is an open area, sparkling
with color from bright umbrellas and wrought iron tables and
chairs. Guests may elect to eat out of doors at both dinner and
In the main dining room, two three-sided bars, each 35 feet
in length, face each other in the center of the circular room.
Between the two bars is a hot and cold buffet table for service
during the luncheon hour and for the display of deserts at dinner.
The restaurant, designed by Strauss-Duparquet, incorporates
every technical facility for smoothly efficient preparation and
service of food -- the kind that insures hot and chilled foods
reach the table at just the proper temperatures.
A staff of 100 chefs, cooks, waiters and supplementary personnel
provides an unusually high ratio of one employee to every four
patrons at the restaurants maximum dining capacity.
Buffet style luncheon offers a varied selection of hot and
cold meats, salads and deserts.
The regular dinner menu will be augmented periodically by
dishes that are specialties of the regions of the United States
represented in the decorator rooms of the Pavilion exhibits.
In their variety, these culinary highlights constitute the broadest
experience of America's cookery skills emanating from a single
Hours for the restaurant are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for luncheon;
6 p.m to closing for dinner. The bar will open from 11 a.m.
Prices for lunch are $2.50 to $3.50. Dinner will be approximately