Originally built in 1808, the landmarked building located at 1 White Street in Tribeca has had many lives. It was, for a long time, a residential townhome, but it's also been a "country" thanks to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who cited the address as the location of their conceptual nation, Nutopia, in the 1970s. Starting this week, the historic space will now also be known as one of the hottest new restaurants in the city.
After more than two years of development, One White Street, the buzzed-about new eatery from Dustin Wilson, the former wine director at Eleven Madison Park, and chef Austin Johnson, the former executive chef of Michelin-starred Frenchie in Paris, is ready to open its doors.
The restaurant spans three floors (complete with three separate kitchens), where guests can experience, quite literally, different levels of dining. The first floor, a 25-seat wine bar, offers a more casual vibe, while the upper two levels consist of plush dining rooms and a fancy six-course tasting menu. Priced at $148, the seasonal menu will highlight fresh ingredients sourced from Rigor Hill, a Hudson Valley farm that produces vegetables exclusively for One White Street.
As for the swanky interiors? It's all about white marble, rich jewel tones, and gilded accents, along with plenty of notable artwork by Gordon Matta-Clark, an artist who once famously chainsawed an entire townhouse vertically in half - a fitting choice indeed for this deconstructed and then reconstructed culinary destination.
[Photos by Nicole Franzen via One White Street]