|The decorative masterpieces- Howard Chandler Christy murals-restored.|
|Relaxed elegance - bright with matte white walls and gleaming blond wooden panels, 'simple' refined cloth linen, shiny china,-both white and solid cutlery-plus the professional caring, well-paced service equivalent to the interior plush environment.|
And that was pretty much it -as far as late 20th century visits go.
What took us so long to re-experience- this iconic space- with a revived decor-post a painstaking nine month renovation-and its tasteful menu of classic and modern southern Italian culinary staples -overseen by restaurant veterans (Paula Bolla-Sorrentino and Gianfranco Sorrentino and acclaimed Executive Chef Vito Gnazzi)- well, we have no idea.
But we can positively check-off a 21st century YES- for the five star experience-this accessibly luxurious restaurant and glamorous bar - delivers now, for all five senses.