Sessanta
60 Thompson St.
(bet. Broome and Spring)
212-219-8119
sessantanyc.com
Italian
More fancy than casual


John McDonald (of Lure Fishbar and El Toro Blanco), Steven Eckler (a former managing partner at the Harrison and the Red Cat), and chef Jordan Frosolone have taken over the space that had been the Thai restaurant Kittichai when the Sixty Soho hotel was known as 60 Thompson. You walk into the hotel, then bear left, where the host stand is; a narrow room/hallway with lounge seating leads to the dining room, with an O-shaped with the bar in the middle. It’s a highly designed space, not unlike Lure, but with less contemporary boat and more retro Italy (and a dash of the lobby of the Smyth). All that wood paneling and tile flooring, however, makes for intense clatter. The outdoor seating, in the setback on Thompson Street, might be the best spot in New York City for a breakfast meeting. While not necessarily memorable, the food is better than expected for a scene-y restaurant. Note: There’s apparently a bar called the Gordon Bar on the hotel’s second floor

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