Picture stepping out from the busy streets of Manhattan and into the chic, classic pages of a magazine. New York Fashion Week models will enjoy that feeling all week; and revelers can get a similar taste of Old Hollywood at the newly opened Metrograph theater and The Metrograph Commissary restaurant. We hear that the who’s who of NYFW will enjoy some downtime at this downtown lounge all week.
“When I started working on this project, I was able to track down the original menus from Paramount, MGM and United Artists, and those menus became the starting point for our current menus,” says Metrograph founder Alexander Olch. Olch is also a filmmaker and designer, with a flagship shop at 14 Orchard Street.
The space will play host to a number of formal fashion week events and after parties, as well as informal gatherings of people looking to for a respite from the craziness of fashion week, “and to run into some exciting people,” says Olch.
When it opened in March 2016, the theater was the first new independent movie house in Manhattan in over a decade. The restaurant, which pays homage to the commissaries of Old Hollywood, has been serving brunch, dinner and late-night since May.
“Commissaries were a place where the movie stars, directors and the crew all came together, so the menus had to please all people,” says Olch. “Simple, but high quality.”
The Metrograph and The Metrograph Commissary are located at No. 7 Ludlow Street New York. For more information, visit metrograph.com.
Photo by Mirella Cheeseman