Nine Orchard, a new 116-room hotel opened this summer after many years of development and work with the local community board and the New York State Liquor Authority. The opening of the hotel at the corner of Orchard and Canal Street on the Lower East Side marks the end of a complete restoration of the Jarmulowsky Bank building – a Beaux-Arts building originally constructed in 1912 – and the beginning of the landmark’s second life as an elegant hotel and culinary destination. The hotel has multiple food and beverage outlets on the ground floor under the supervision of James Beard Award-nominated chef Ignacio Mattos (Lodi, Estela, Flora Bar). Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be a part of the Nine Orchard team.
The Cipriani Family will open its first large-format culinary experience at the new Waterline Square development on the Upper West Side at Riverside Boulevard. With nearly 30,000 square feet, Harry’s Table by Cipriani offers a full-service restaurant as well as casual dining options and specialty counters, including a coffee bar, a gelato and pastry shop, a pizza bar, a pasta lab, a fish counter, and a butcher’s counter. The retail component throughout the space provides a selection of high-quality Italian and local products and fresh produce. A full bar, inspired by the glamorous days of mid-century Italy with timber paneling, leather stools, and sleek light fixtures has a central role in the space while the more formal restaurant faces the waterfront. Harry’s Table by Cipriani was designed by the internationally acclaimed London-based interior design studio of Martin Brudnizki. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be a part of the Cipriani team.
KYU, a wood fired Asian inspired award winning restaurant from the hip Wynwood section of Miami is opening this week at 324 Lafayette Street in Noho, in Bobby Flay’s old Gato space. KYU-Miami opened in 2016, and the following year was a James Beard semi-finalist and was named Time’s Best Restaurant in Florida. In August 2020, a KYU outpost opened in Mexico City. Owners Alan Omsky and Jordan Sayfie, and their partners the Reuben brothers, are eyeing additional locations in Los Angeles, London, Paris and Dubai. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be part of the KYU team.
Gitano Garden of Love, the modern Mexican restaurant and Mezcal bar, an outdoor oasis at 76 Varick Street, was approved for a fifth season. First opened in 2018 for an initial two year stint, Gitano originated as a small Mezcal bar and kitchen in the jungle on the Tulum Beach road in Mexico. The Garden of Love in SoHo is a 450 seat restaurant, open seasonally from May through October. The restaurant and lounge include pergola dining decks, 30’ coconut palms, and a reflecting pool. In 2019, Gitano also opened in Miami Beach. Gitano was given the go ahead for the 2022 season with the overwhelming support of local residents enthusiastic about its continuing operation, and was approved over the objection of Community Board 2. Bernstein Redo & Savitsky P.C. is proud to be part of the Gitano Garden of Love team!
Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group opened their first new restaurant since the pandemic, named Ci Siamo (meaning “we’re here!”) at 100 Manhattan West Plaza, a new mixed-use development of over 7 million square feet from Brookfield Properties. The new restaurant will feature Italian fare, with live fire cooking and homemade pasta. Brooklyn born Executive Chef Hillary Sterling, who started her career at Bobby Flay’s Masa will be in charge of the kitchen, with legendary pastry chef Claudia Fleming joining the team. Bernstein Redo Savitsky, P.C. is proud to be a part of the Ci Siamo and Union Square Hospitality Group team!
In March 2020, the legendary Gotham Bar and Grill at 12 East 12th Street shuttered after 36 years of operation. Home to former chef Alfred Portale, Gotham won numerous awards including Michelin stars and a record six 3-star reviews from the New York Times. Ownership of the famed eatery passed on to its managing partner of 13 years, Bret Csencsitz and his team. Former pastry chef Ron Paprocki will be the new Executive Chef. The refreshed design, including a new lounge, bar, and library, will also feature a rotating exhibition of original artwork from established and emerging artists. The new restaurant will re-open in early November. Bernstein Redo Savitsky, P.C. is proud to be a part of the Gotham Bar and Grill team.
The landmark Battery Maritime Building located at 10 South Street, on the National Register of Historic Places, is the new home of Casa Cipriani. The Beaux-Arts building designed in 1906 is the only Exposition Universelle-style ferry building still operating in Manhattan. Casa Cipriani includes a hotel, event space and an upper floor private member’s club. The 2nd floor event complex includes a 9,000 square foot great hall accommodating up to 800 guests, while the hotel includes 47 luxury rooms and suites overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. Managing the project is Maggio Cipriani, the New York–based president of Cipriani and great-grandson of the founder of Venice’s legendary Harry’s Bar. The project’s architect, Thierry Despont, is known for his work on such icons as the Woolworth Building, the Ritz Paris and Claridge’s hotel in London. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Casa Cipriani team.
A “floating island” conceptualized in 2013, Little Island is a converted old pier off 14th Street that will be a public park, with short walking paths, sitting plazas, rolling grassy areas and a 689-seat waterfront amphitheater. Under lease with the Hudson River Park Trust, Little Island is an initiative of the Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation. There will be programming six days a week featuring dance, theatre, arts, educational classes, comedy and other performing arts events throughout the nearly three acres of space. The park will be open to the public at all times and also includes a 300 seat main plaza. Food and beverages, including wine and beer, will be provided by Savory Hospitality Group until 11pm nightly. Little Island is an integral part of Governor Cuomo’s New York Art Revival, a public-private partnership to bring back the arts, and will open in May 2021. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Little Island team.
Cobi Levy and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli plan to open Osteria Lola, the Italian follow up to the popular SoHo Lola Taverna. Osteria Lola, currently under construction, will be located on the corner of 18th Street and Tenth Avenue in the Thomas Heatherwick designed Lantern House. Alex is an Iron Chef, best-selling cookbook author and Food Network star. Cobi owns Lola Taverna and Babu Ji. Osteria Lola will be a breezy coastal Italian restaurant celebrating the finest local ingredients. They have hired GRT Architects to create an approachable, elegant interior. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Osteria Lola team.
Korean automaker Hyundai will open a three story 43,000 square foot showroom in a new ten story building being constructed at Tenth Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets known as the Solar Carve Tower. The venue is designed to promote its luxury car brand, Genesis, and also provide for programming, with a food and beverage component featuring a Korean-based menu to be run in partnership with Restaurant Associates. The cellar space will hold private events for up to 232 guests, and the second floor restaurant will include an outdoor terrace facing the Highline. The first floor showroom will showcase the Genesis brand automobiles. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Genesis House team.