Over the past ten years, Amy Sacco has been one of, if not, the most revered icons of New York nightlife. Following her fame from the uber-cool Lot 61, Amy is best known for the success of one of the most popular and exclusive clubs in NYC history, Bungalow 8. Sacco’s Bungalow 8 attracted the coolest celebrities and A-list personalities for nearly ten years and completely disrupted the nightlife industry by leading the wave of new openings in Chelsea on west 27th street. Following Bungalow 8, Amy opened a Bungalow 8 in London and now is the creative director for LDV Hospitality’s No. 8, which is inspired by the former Bungalow 8. With old faces like DJ Uncle Mike and Disco at the door, No. 8 can be seen as “the Bungalow 8 for 2.0″ according to Sacco.
In addition to having great mixologists serving the famous Watermelon Martinis, No. 8 offers a unique dining experience, headed by executive chef, Anthony Russo, from other LDV Hospitality venues, including Lugo’s. No. 8′s menu uses high quality ingredients, and is comprised of many delectable and succulent dishes including: Lobster Taco’s, Grilled Cheese (another favorite from Bungalow 8), Flat Bread Pizza and Tuna Tartare among other noteworthy treats.
357 West 16th Street
New York, NY, 10011
P: + 1 212-206-1096
Following the demise of the restaurant only two months ago, Kenmare’s downstairs lounge has also officially closed. After the restaurant closed on October 17th, citing the creation of “a new restaurant concept for the upstairs portion of the venue” the downstairs lounge had continued to operate strictly as a bar. According to Eater, owner Nur Khan intimated that the Kenmare team has “a great concept we are in discussions about now.” Kenmare’s released an official statement pertaining to its closing:
We would like to thank all of our loyal Kenmare customers. As most of you know we are in the process of changing our dining concept; although we scaled down the menu while we are in the process of putting the new restaurant concept in place. We have been informed that our current menu is not extensive enough for us to operate the way we currently are. Although we have been serving food we have been advised not to operate until our new dining concept and full menu are in place. We are working diligently to finalize our new project. We look forward to seeing all of your familiar faces again when the new project is complete.
Warmest regards and Happy Holiday wishes from the KENMARE TEAM.
Kenmare Restaurant (Now Closed)
98 Kenmare Street,
New York, NY, 10012
P: + 1 (212) 274 9898