RAY + NIChOLAS KAHN
The downtown Vibe, Uptown.
Ray Trosa’s concept for 9’s modern edge incorporates raw materials such as concrete, reclaimed wood, exposed metal and glass. He enlisted LMF Builders to help turn his vision into a reality, a contracting company well known within the hospitality industry for having built late night hot spots including 1OAK and Gold Bar.
A sliding garage front is a welcome advantage on such a bustling corner and gives the restaurant an open air feel. A 27-foot long concrete bar and a modern glass fireplace are two signature focal points.
A combination of brushed metal finishes paired with rich walnut throughout the restaurant truly brings out the beauty of the lumber while creating a chic, industrial feel.
An exposed brick wall behind the bar has floating wood shelves with built in LED lighting, as well as a television that is smartly concealed behind a two-way mirror. A state of the art Bose sound system and DJ booth will make 9 a much sought after late night destination.
To top it all off, a private 10 seat dining room will play host to NYC’s celebrities and elite, complete with its own private entrance, sound system, bar, bathroom, wait staff, and private tasting menu from our executive chef.
Creator - Artist - Designer
IN THE PRESS
"Clubby restaurants aren't just for the Meatpacking District anymore. This slick midtown space sports loungey details, like a graffiti-covered wall, bar shelves lined in LED lights and a glass fireplace, along with garage-style door: that open up to Ninth Avenue.
TIME OUT New York
IN THE PRESS
"When you look at sleek Hell's Kitchen entry 9, you'd never guess that it was once bridal-shower central. The corner space used to house Mangia e Bevi, which featured tambourine-playing waiters and plenty of tipsy brides-to-be dancing on their chairs. Gone are the kitschy Italian illustrations that lined the wall, replaced by colorful green graffiti."