When news broke that a "supper club throwback" would replace Thai 9 at 90 Exchange St., there weren't a whole lot of details available. Eater spoke with chef/co-owner Chris Harris about the new spot Crooners & Cocktails.
Harris says, "We are going to be a fine dining supper club. Essentially a restaurant with a pulse. High energy, traditional American cuisine and great music celebrating a classic era."
The decor will be a modern interpretation of the 1950s. Harris tells us to expect white tablecloths, big leather chairs, and an oversized black leather booth in the back corner for lounging in style. The custom-made Mahogany bar will be the centerpiece of the establishment.
The cocktail list will be comprised of classics, like Martinis, Manhattans, gimlets, and Old Fashioneds.
Harris says that he and co-owner Rick Dasilva are "extremely excited to bring a new scene and venue to the booming top end of Exchange St."
And who is Harris' favorite crooner? "Well it has to be Frank Sinatra!" Though, he'll be sure to include tunes from Dean Martin, Rudy Vallée, and Bing Crosby, among others.