Archive for the ‘SLDesign’ Category


Saturday, May 16th, 2015

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Eater has a look inside our latest, Dolce Italian that opens to the public this Tuesday. Located at The Godfrey Hotel, this is the newest outpost for Dolce, which recently won the Tom Colicchio-hosted Best New Restaurant on Bravo.

Urban Daddy was first on the scene calling us out on our Marcello Mastroianni design inspiration. But while they rave about the mid-century vibes, we think it’s a little more post-war brutalist cool; La Dolce Vita through the lens of The Tenth Victim in bold orange and greys, tailored just right with a hint of effortless, cinematic cool.

All photos by Barry Brecheisen.

Special thanks to the team from D+K for taking the vision to reality.

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BARCHETTA / Video Interlude

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Barchetta – Brand Video from LDV Hospitality on Vimeo.

Loving these new brand videos produced by LDV Hospitality for their restaurants including our personal favorite, Barchetta.


Friday, May 9th, 2014

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Our newest, Barchetta in New York, has been open for several weeks but if you haven’t had a chance to see it firsthand, here are some photos from the talented Alice Gao. Big thanks to all the talented people who worked with us to make Barchetta happen, including our Philly friends at KBonk, Norman Porter, ThreePotatoFour and Provenance; the great people at Atelier de Troupe and Amsterdam Modern; Brooklyn friends Eskayel and Bourgeon; and the amazing artists whose work is featured throughout, especially Alexandra Posen, Eddie Milstein, Anna Higgie, Sarah Klinger and Erica Greenwald.

All photos by Alice Gao.

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Friday, May 2nd, 2014

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One week since opening, and Barchetta is making lots of noise, even topping the latest Manhattan Heatmap from Eater. Here’s a rundown of recent press including a look inside from talented photographer Daniel Krieger for Eater, and more great shots from Oleg March for UrbanDaddy.

Grub Street has the lowdown on the menu, and The Daily Meal has an early review of the food and the concept calling it, ” the most intriguing and satisfying seafood-centric restaurant to open in Manhattan since Marea.”

Paper Magazine gets into the act with a feature on LDV Hospitality’s John Meadow and the story of how he lured fish whisperer Dave Pasternack to come on board, as well as his travel secrets.

It’s been a great first week and we’re excited to be part of the team at Barchetta. Go check it out.

Photo by Daniel Krieger for Eater.


Friday, April 25th, 2014


Barchetta, the highly anticipated 23rd Street restaurant we designed for acclaimed chef Dave Pasternack and LDV Hospitality’s John Meadow, opened last night. Featuring the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in a casual, light-filled space that mixes vintage and hand-crafted furniture and fixtures, Barchetta is our interpretation of a bustling, neighborhood trattoria. Here is a look at the menu from Zagat , and some details on the concept and the design from WWD .

Stay tuned for more pictures of the space and the food.

Photo by Alice Gao.


Monday, November 18th, 2013

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Our latest, American Cut, the modern Art Deco-inspired Tribeca steakhouse for Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality has been open for just over a month, and the reviews are pouring in. Read our favorite so far from Joshua David Stein at The Observer here.

THE SAINT JAMES / Suburban Square

Friday, November 9th, 2012

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The cold weather has definitely settled in, so there’s no better time to head to the Mainline’s new mecca for seasonal comfort food: The Saint James, the 125-seater we designed for Michael Schulson and Rob Wasserman that opened in October. Here’s a look inside.

All photos by David Joseph.

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CAFFE STORICO / Gotham Magazine

Thursday, March 8th, 2012


The March 2012 issue of Gotham Magazine features a fashion editorial shot at our favorite NY restaurant.

Caffè Storico is Stephen Starr’s Italian-inspired cicchetteria located in the New-York Historical Society. Executive chef Jim Burke helms the kitchen, turning out small plates, handmade pastas, entrées, and classic desserts; an all-Italian wine list rounds out the menu. The restaurant, designed by SLDesign, incorporates both modern and vintage elements such as leather banquette seating and china selected from the museum’s collection.

If you can’t pick up a copy, you can read it online here.

SLDESIGN / Hospitality Design

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Chris is profiled in the March 2012 issue of Hospitality Design in a feature called Meet the Minds Behind Restaurant Design.

Thanks to HDMag for the Q + A and all the love.

Chris Sheffield says he didn’t always know he wanted to be a designer, but he definitely found his calling. From American Fish in Las Vegas to Corkbuzz wine bar in New York and Arrow Swim Club in Philadelphia, his diverse portfolio shows not only the depth of his talent, but his ability to create spaces that inspire and engage the guests.

Read the article here


Monday, December 12th, 2011

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It feels as though we’ve been living in New York for the past two months, but with several new projects opening since Thanksgiving, there’s finally an opportunity to share our latest and greatest.

Caffe Storico is Stephen Starr’s newest restaurant. Located at the recently renovated New-York Historical Society, we designed the 75-seat space to evoke the spirit of a contemporary Venetian cicchettiria; a combination of modern furniture and bold color in a historic envelope that recalls the the charm of the museum’s 19th century Victorian past and the Italian aesthetic. Adorning the walls are Chinese and 19th century European porcelain and Staffordshire china—all from the New-York Historical Society’s collection—adding splashes of blue and green hues to the warm white space.

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The restaurant just opened to the public on Saturday, but Eater has a sneak peek inside the space.

Gothamist also has a great gallery of images.

Photo by Daniel Krieger for Eater.