When La Sirena Ristorante opened, it became Batali and Bastianich Hospitality Group (B&BHG)’s first NYC restaurant in 10 years. TPG worked with their in-house design team to develop the trendy metropolitan hangout serving fine Italian fare.
The overall design concept was to blend the mid-century mod vibe of the legendary Maritime Hotel with contemporary Mediterranean flavor. As the hotel’s main restaurant, the space needed to invite patrons to dine or drink at all hours of the day. The wall-to-wall glass door system allows sunlight to flood the dining rooms in the morning and afternoon. Then as the sunlight dims, globes of light brighten over the patio while understated fixtures glow in the dining room, easing the transition from day to evening.
Located on the raised plaza level of the hotel, the restaurant features a 38-foot long bar which connects the north and south dining rooms, and glass doors which open to a dining area on the plaza. The restaurant can be accessed through either the grand stair off the Ninth Avenue sidewalk or through the hotel lobby behind the bar.