Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte, of The Smile and Smile To Go, just opened Old Rose at The Jane Hotel on Manhattan’s Lower West Side. Building on their successful partnership with The Jane and its owner Sean MacPherson, Kliegman and Quirarte offer an all-day Italian restaurant with a menu from chef Joey Scalabrino (Lighthouse).
Scalabrino’s menu features simple and fresh Italian cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. In the evening, the menu features pizzas, such as vodka sauce and burrata, and starters like house-baked sourdough with Sicilian olive oil, an antipasti plate of pickled vegetables and shrimp with nduja + chives. A daily pasta, protein and vegetable entree rotate nightly. At lunch, salads and sandwiches are also offered, including a vegetable chopped salad and an Italian combo. In the morning, guests can enjoy everything from granola with matcha yogurt + seasonal berries, to a fried egg sandwich with mortadella, provolone + pickled cucumber. A late night menu of pizzas and oysters is also available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 2am.
Beverages include two on-tap cocktails: Negroni and black Manhattan, which uses the Italian amaro Averna in place of sweet vermouth, as well as a wine list focusing on natural wines. Five beers will also be on draft, one from each NYC borough.
Sean MacPherson oversaw the design of the restaurant space adjacent to the Jane Ballroom, taking advantage of the room’s plentiful natural light. The white, black and grey palette focus the attention on chef Scalabrino’s vibrant plates. Playful murals by Stefano Castronovo punctuate the setting, along with a replica of the Titanic — to pay homage to where the fabled ship’s survivors took refuge 105 years ago.