Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Lion's Chic Tonight

I mentioned before that The Lion is the hot restaurant du jour since its chef John DeLucie formerly worked at The Waverly Inn. While neither place is going to win any culinary awards, The Lion might just win some design awards. It has an old school New York vibe and tons of fabulous vintage photos on its walls hung gallery style with a Basquiat and a LaChapelle. Designer Meg Sharpe apparently used to work for Kelly Wearstler and wanted The Lion to look “a little Miss Havisham.” I wish more restaurants in New York looked this cool! Enjoy!

The Lion
62 West Ninth Street
New York, NY 10011
212-353-8400









16 comments:

Reynolds Still said...

How many times can you say, I LOVE...LOVE...LOVE the design of The Lion! Thanks SO much for sharing this visual with all its masculine appeal. I would have not known about this restaurant had it not been for Habitually Chic!

Best regards,
Reynolds Still

www.reynoldsstill.blogspot.com

C said...

It reminds me a little of The Wolseley in London which is an absolute favourite! I think this could be a fantastic place for a Father's day meal too, it has such great masculine appeal.

Sketch42 said...

I have a little tin man like that in my apartment... Found him at an antique store.

Marcus Design said...

Yummy!! I love the dark panelling especially! And it's true, the whole place does have a masculine feel.
Nancy

maison21 said...

total cuteness.

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Looks 'homey' in a Chic kind of way.

Karena said...

Very clubby, love all of the photography!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Shannon Fricke said...

Great pics!
Love your blog.

Francine Gardner said...

Love the design!! Have never tried the food, you just convinced me.

jones said...

I love this design; so intimate with layers and layers of interest. Post impressionism with Andy and animal skulls. I hope the residential design rreturns to this type of layering. Super post and photos. Mary

La Maison Fou said...

Definately on my list when I return to the big ~ A.

L.

Ty Tradelius said...

Another restaurant on my list to go to in NYC... it seems never-ending!! Thanks for the post :)

Heidiopia said...

I could spend an entire day perusing all the photos and art on the walls! What a treasure-- have to check this one out.

In My House said...

There's a great eye for detail here. Very inspiring!

pretty pink tulips said...

Chic indeed! I want to reserve that great booth in the far right corner!

picketfencediaries said...

love the pictures on the wall! Especially the Warhol! xoxo

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