New York's newest clubstaurant The Vnyl opened its four-story, '70s-inspired space over the weekend in the East Village, with hopes of offering an ambitious cocktail program to the masses with "table-side mixology" and an unpretentious vibe. Owner James Morrissey, who also owns The Late Late Bar, wanted to encapsulate the "lavish, sophisticated, elegant" parties of the 1970s at the new bar and restaurant. Morrissey knows that a restaurant already exists with a similar name, Vynl, a more than 20-year-old Hell's Kitchen diner, but he says his place is different. "It's actually spelled a little differently," Morrissey says, noting the placement of the "n" and the "y. "We’re referring to ourselves as Vintage New York Life Style."
Though inspired by the '70s, don't expect too many posters from the time or staff dressed in bellbottoms. The space at 100 Third Ave., designed by Sarah Abdallah of Functional Creative Design, is intended to reflect residences of the era, not be theme park of the era. Each floor has a different feel, including one inspired by a Park Avenue-style home and one with a rope swing. Music sold in a record store at the front of the space is curated by Entourage star Adrian Grenier. Take a look at photos of the space below, and click here to get a glimpse of the full menu. As always, if you stop by, let us know what you think.