Spiky-haired TV chef Anne Burrell has opened the doors of her first standalone restaurant Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge.
The television personality co-owns the Cobble Hill restaurant at 196 Smith Street with Phil Casaceli, who’s the proprietor at West Village bar Daddy-O. She hasn’t been in an NYC restaurant kitchen in nearly a decade.
Burrell posted on Instagram about the restaurant’s opening over the weekend and has already highlighted the burger and tater tots, though the overall vibe of the menu is supposed to be “Mediterranean cuisine with Italian influences,” according to a statement. Most dishes will be served in “appetizer-sized portions” meant to be shared, but the team wants to explicitly note that they are not “small plates.”
Inside, Phil & Anne’s is touting its “metallic orange wallpaper” with vintage guitar illustrations, which sounds as ridiculous as Burrell’s TV persona. The bathroom also appears to have a pretty outrageous wallpaper:
The Food Network star has hosted shows like “Worst Cooks in America” and has the motto “Cook like a rock star.” She’s worked at Lidia Bastianich’s Felidia and Savory. After leaving her executive chef job at the now-shuttered West Village restaurant Centro Vinoteca in 2008, Burrell has spent most of her time as a TV-chef.
Stay tuned for photos of the space, the menu, and more later this week.