Intimate, romantic atmosphere.
The restaurant is housed in an elegant turn-of-the-century New
York townhouse off Sutton Place on East 58th Street. There are
three dining rooms with a canopied garden for outdoor dining
during the warmer months.
The entrance boasts a travertine floor and working fireplace.
Floor-to-ceiling mirrors frame a marble-topped Lois XV sidetable.
The firs dining room is enriched by teak and English elm burl
wainscotting surrounded by 19th-century Florentine botanical
prints and banquetts covered in Walter Gropiu fabric from Clarence
House. At the center of the main dining room is a Lalique chandelier,
flanked on one wall by a Chinese needlepoint tapestry, and on
the other, by a turn-of-the-century Parisian Chaltillon ceramic
and wood carving. An antique Persian carpet dominates the center
of the room. The room is separated from the first dining room
by an ornate antique frame and fabric screen. The glass-enclosed
rear dining room overlooks the canopied garden.
From a rear door of the restaurant,
a staircase descends to a brick-paved garden patio with ivied
trellises, and lush flowerbeds filled with seasonal plants and
flowering trees. The charming canopied garden below seats an
additional 16 diners, and is open from May through October.
Wayne Nish, Chef
Joseph Scalice, Host