The gist: Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner and wine director/partner Leo Schneemann have revamped the sliver-sized Upholstery Store space on Washington Street, just around the corner from KG's neighborhood fixture, Wallse, which will reopen January 22. The name also been tweaked to Upholstery Store: Food and Wine, to avoid confusion.
The space: The new 48-seat space was designed by architecture firm 212box and is an homage to Austrian design. It features a Josef Hoffmann-esque brass chandelier, bent wood chairs from Austrian chair maker, Thonet, light wood paneling and banquette seating. You'll also find a 10-seat private dining room.
The food: The menu features small seasonal plates from chef de cuisine Matthew Neele like shrimp pappardelle with zucchini and sauce Américaine (pictured above), cold lobster rolls, lamb loin with beet and tarragon (pictured below) and a selection of oysters and cheese. Check out the full list of offerings below.
The drinks: Schneemann has curated a list of affordable wines mostly from Europe. Cocktails include The Cushion: rye, Campari and Antica; and Separation Anxiety: rum, cream, muddled raisins, and agave, and By the Yard: vodka, reduced beets, and horseradish.
713 Washington Street; 212-929-6384