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Coastal Italian Fare Meets a Retro Private Club Vibe at John McDonald's Sessanta

There's a long marble table for those who like to share seats with a neighbor.

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Prolific downtown restaurateur John McDonald's latest project, the coastal Italian Sessanta started serving dinner on Monday night in the Sixty Soho. Hearth vet Jordan Frosolone's menu leans on his Sicilian roots with bottarga topped pasta, Sicilian street fare like cow's tongue sandwiches, and the North African-inflected braised octopus with hand-rolled couscous, apricots and turmeric. Despite the concept and menu, the restaurant's vibe is more retro club than seaside dining spot. The tiled floors, wood paneling, and professionally framed art clusters, might remind McDonald fans of his sleek steak spot Bowery Meat Company, which opened last fall. For those who like to share, there's a long marble counter with orange leather bar stools around it. There's also lots of cozy curved blue banquette seating, a lounge, and space for 30 on the restaurant's patio. Take a look around and check out the menu below.

Sessanta Dinner Menu


60 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012