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The Lion’s Chic Tonight

by habituallychic

06 . 12 . 10

I mentioned before that The Lion is the hot restaurant du jour since its chef John DeLucie formerly worked at The Waverly Inn. While neither place is going to win any culinary awards, The Lion might just win some design awards. It has an old school New York vibe and tons of fabulous vintage photos on its walls hung gallery style with a Basquiat and a LaChapelle. Designer Meg Sharpe apparently used to work for Kelly Wearstler and wanted The Lion to look “a little Miss Havisham.” I wish more restaurants in New York looked this cool! Enjoy!

The Lion
62 West Ninth Street
New York, NY 10011

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  1. Reynolds Still June 12, 2010 | 10:29 pm

    How many times can you say, I LOVE…LOVE…LOVE the design of The Lion! Thanks SO much for sharing this visual with all its masculine appeal. I would have not known about this restaurant had it not been for Habitually Chic!

    Best regards,
    Reynolds Still


  2. C June 12, 2010 | 11:18 pm

    It reminds me a little of The Wolseley in London which is an absolute favourite! I think this could be a fantastic place for a Father’s day meal too, it has such great masculine appeal.

  3. Sketch42 June 13, 2010 | 1:09 am

    I have a little tin man like that in my apartment… Found him at an antique store.

  4. Marcus Design June 13, 2010 | 2:04 am

    Yummy!! I love the dark panelling especially! And it’s true, the whole place does have a masculine feel.

  5. maison21 June 13, 2010 | 2:28 am

    total cuteness.

  6. Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage June 13, 2010 | 2:39 am

    Looks ‘homey’ in a Chic kind of way.

  7. Karena June 13, 2010 | 6:16 am

    Very clubby, love all of the photography!!

    Art by Karena

  8. Shannon Fricke June 13, 2010 | 11:31 am

    Great pics!
    Love your blog.

  9. Francine Gardner June 13, 2010 | 12:49 pm

    Love the design!! Have never tried the food, you just convinced me.

  10. jones June 13, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    I love this design; so intimate with layers and layers of interest. Post impressionism with Andy and animal skulls. I hope the residential design rreturns to this type of layering. Super post and photos. Mary

  11. La Maison Fou June 13, 2010 | 2:04 pm

    Definately on my list when I return to the big ~ A.


  12. Ty Tradelius June 13, 2010 | 2:20 pm

    Another restaurant on my list to go to in NYC… it seems never-ending!! Thanks for the post 🙂

  13. Heidiopia June 13, 2010 | 3:15 pm

    I could spend an entire day perusing all the photos and art on the walls! What a treasure– have to check this one out.

  14. In My House June 13, 2010 | 4:57 pm

    There’s a great eye for detail here. Very inspiring!

  15. pretty pink tulips June 13, 2010 | 10:01 pm

    Chic indeed! I want to reserve that great booth in the far right corner!

  16. picketfencediaries June 17, 2010 | 2:18 am

    love the pictures on the wall! Especially the Warhol! xoxo