Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva are very excited about the pending opening of their new supper club, the Darby. What they are not excited about is the labeling of the Darby as a supper club, because as Sartiano explains to the NY Post, “every place on Long Island calls itself a supper club,”; and it means “bad food, bad service — a place where you don’t want to eat.” Instead of reaching out to Long Island, the duo is trying to recreate the 1920's supper club era in the 21st century. But what exactly does that mean for John Q. Customer?
The Darby will have a house band performing three sets each night, with music getting a bit more aggressive later in the night. Unlike jazz clubs, the Darby will encourage guests to mingle with each other throughout the evening, just like the good old days when movie stars, politicians and even gangsters ate next to each other at the same
supper club popular place to spend an evening. To hammer home the theme, partner and executive chef Alexandra Guarnaschelli has re-imagined classics like steak tartare and oysters Rockefeller, and the bartenders will even use old fashioned seltzer bottles to make drinks! It's just like that movie Swingers, but classier! If all of this sounds great to you, then rejoice in the fact that the Darby will be taking reservations from Day 1 with opening is planned for mid October.
· Fashion Plates [NYP]
· The Darby Coverage [~ENY~]