Late last week, a tipster shared that Jarred Sippel, who moved to NYC two years ago to run the kitchen at the still yet-to-open Brooklyn Fare Manhattan, had signed a 15 year lease for his own restaurant. Sippel now confirms that that project will be a fine dining restaurant based on his training in southern France and northern Italy and the cooking he's done at SF's two Michelin star Quince and Boulder's critical darling Frasca Food and Wine. Fittingly, he's calling it Italienne (the French word for Italian) and describes it as an "old world style restaurant with a country French aesthetic that ties into New York City as well."
The space, just west of Madison Square Park, will have a bar area and a dining room, with two separate menus. Sippel plans to serve a small plates, rustic wine bar menu up front and a more formal prix-fixe four course dinner in the back. The space has never been a restaurant, so Sippel says construction should take several months, but expect an opening sometime around the holidays or January 2016.