On a quick visit to NYC a couple of weeks ago, a group of us were desperate to dine at Fat Radish on the Lower East Side. No luck. Instead, we headed across the street to Silkstone's new venture, Leadbelly, an oyster bar with nightly live music and an urban clam shack vibe.
The interiors have a stripped-down, perfectly-imperfect look (similar to Fat Radish) as well as a long copper-covered bar reminiscent of Parisian grand cafes; the oyster list features picks from suppliers like Naked Cowboy, and the cocktail list is full of options like the Dirty Lemonade (jalapenos are involved). For more information, go to Leadbelly.
Above: Vintage fifties furniture and distressed walls.
Above: A mix of midcentury elements, with gaming opportunities.
Above: The copper covered bar evokes a Euro feel.
Above: Drink offerings include Moo Thunder Stout and Brew Free or Die IPA.
Above: The curved bar anchors the space and adds a touch of glamor.
Above: Vintage suitcases and vinyl.
Above: A vintage dart board.
Above: A custom concrete sink with copper piping in the restaurant loo.