If his Greenwich Village hotspot American Bar is any indication, Kyle Hotchkiss knows how to set a vibe. In this installment of Designing Delicious, we visit the Grand Tour Hospitality co-founder’s fashionable sister restaurant, Saint Theo’s, where his stateside gaze turns to Italy.
Since opening in 2021, the jewel-toned dining room has been a high-powered hive buzzing with Manhattan’s social set. With a focus that spans the disparate regions of Italy and a nostalgia-driven aesthetic orchestrated by renowned designer Martin Brudnizki, the restaurant channels the energy of Venice’s famed bacari bars. Crimson banquettes, an Italo pop soundtrack, and vintage ephemera such as Venice Biennale posters and Pirelli calendars transport diners to the City of Canals. In year two, a refreshed culinary program is propelling the momentum even further. Here, the new executive chef Diego Negri teases Saint Theo’s sophomore season.