Alex Guarnaschelli and Butter Partners Will Open the Darby


Another day, another swank supper club: Following months of speculation, Flo Fab confirms that Alex Guarnaschelli and her partners at Butter, Richie Akiva and Scott Sartiano, will convert the former Nell’s into the Darby, a place that Akiva claims will invoke the “old-fashioned sense of class from the ’50s and ’60s” once seen at El Morocco.

Which means “a modern vibe” — no ripped T-shirts and jeans, children! — as well as a raw bar, small plates, and a “Continental” menu of seafood, vegetarian dishes, meats, and possibly oysters Rockefeller and soufflés.

The restaurant/club/old-fashioned classy place is located at 246 West 14th Street and is scheduled to open around Labor Day.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 9, 2010


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