Here's a look around the space that once held the iconic and beloved Elaine's, now newly opened as The Writing Room. Restaurateurs Susy and Michael Glick, who also own the Parlor Steakhouse, wanted to "pay homage" to Elaine's, and to the many members of New York's cultural elite, from Woody Allen to Janis Joplin to Norman Mailer, who once frequented the restaurant. The kitsch of the original is gone, and now the walls are lined with photos, many showing scenes of bygone days at Elaine's. There's a newspaper rack by the door, and a back room called The Study, which is lined with bookshelves filled with works by some of those old regulars. The kitchen has also been updated, and the Glicks plan to serve better food than the notoriously terrible fare of the original. Their menu is a list of American regional favorites like a lobster boil, rotisserie chicken, and veal meatloaf with mashed potatoes. Take a look at the full menu, and the space, below:
The Writing Room, an Homage to the Literati of Elaine's
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[All photos by Daniel Krieger]