Hospitality hitmaker Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, the restaurateur behind American Bar, Saint Theo's, and the revived Lambs Club, has officially introduced yet another hot spot to the city's stylish dining scene.
Joining the Grand Tour Hospitality portfolio is Holiday Bar, the just-opened eatery serving up classic cocktails, seafood bites, and a generous dose of sleek 1980s glamour. Needless to say, the spot is already creating quite a buzz amidst the downtown cool set (Jenna Lyons and Annabelle Dexter-Jones were among those who stopped in for opening weekend).
The West Village destination, located in the former Café Clover space, has been designed with retro touches galore, from mirrored walls and tubular banquettes to colorful accents nodding to '80s Art Deco.
Chefs Marc Howard and Dina Fan are behind the dinner menu, which draws inspiration from seafood-centric cuisine from across the globe. There's king crab and grilled prawns, squid pasta and branzino, and a creative selection of sushi and sashimi, including a Signature surf-and-turf "Holiday Roll" that pairs Maine lobster with American Wagyu.
At the bar, Grand Tour beverage director Simon Sebbah has curated a selection of nostalgic cocktails, including painkillers, and, of course, a few variations on the martini.
"New York has an energy to it right now that we felt we wanted to meet with the design, with the art, with the menu, and with the music," says Hotchkiss Carone.
"From the mirrored columns to the terrazzo floor to the floating neon above the bar, plates of oysters, bowls of conch, whole fried fish, lychee martinis and painkillers, Larry Levan's old Paradise Garage playlists, between all of that and our guests, we're trying to capture some energy in this room that leaves people with a distinct memory."
We mean, with Holiday right there in the name, the spot will surely set the scene for plenty of celebratory memories this season and beyond.
Holiday Bar, 10 Downing Street
[Photos courtesy Holiday Bar]