Sessanta restaurant - New York, USA
Sixty Soho has now unveiled Sessanta, a coastal Italian and Sicilian eatery from restaurateur John McDonald and helmed by chef Jordan Frosolone. Outfitted by the New York studio of Martin Brudnizki, the 90-seat restaurant is a polished blend of mid century Italian elements that hark back to the country’s stylish glory days. Warm wood panelled walls and cyan and sienna coloured leather booths bring a sensual feel, while a statuesque teak and marble bar holds court in the middle of the room. ‘The mid-century period suits the concept and menu that John McDonald and his team have put together perfectly,’ explains Brudnizki. ‘It was a time when craft and modernity were blurring in a rather playful way to produce the strong, yet minimalist silhouettes that have become so distinctive to Italian design.’ Ask for a table in the space’s adjacent conservatory, where dining takes place amidst foliage and under skylights, for that extra helping of la dolce vita.