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AMERICAN CUT / Hospitality Design

Sunday, May 29th, 2016



American Cut MIDTOWN is Hospitality Design’s featured online project this week.


Photo by Andrew Lee.

AMERICAN CUT Midtown / Opening

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016


Last week Eater had a sneak preview of American Cut’s new Midtown outpost, but today is the day Marc Forgione and friends at LDV Hospitality open in the historic Lombardy Hotel at 56th and Park Ave.

The NY Times has the lowdown on the opening, noting that while the “bar area wears downtown black… this branch of Marc Forgione and LDV Hospitality’s TriBeCa steakhouse is an uptown affair steps from Park Avenue, so glamour rules.”


We think they might be on to something.

Photos by Andrew Lee.

DOLCE ITALIAN Buckhead / Opening

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016


What could be sweeter than opening not one, but two outposts of LDV Hospitality’s Dolce Italian in the same year?  The stylish Italian eatery effortlessly delivers the elegance and charm of Fellini’s 1960’s Rome to the chic residents of Buckhead.

Zagat thinks Dolce is one of the sexiest restaurants in the US.  Now that’s pretty sweet!

All photos by Andrew Lee.

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DOLCE ITALIAN Chicago / Opening

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.


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.