With a sophisticated, residential feel, Soho’s Club Room is a perfect mix of old world and new, melding downtown style and old New York gentility. The Dining Room serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily; while the Parlor is the ideal escape with low intimate seating and a roaring stone fireplace. By day, the Parlor is reserved for hotel guests only to savor a leisurely coffee with a copy of their favorite newspaper; and by evening, transforms into a private den where access is restricted.
The Club Room’s permanent art collection features photographs by renowned fashion photographer Terry O’Neill, best recognized for his candid documentation of the celebrities and fashion styles of the 1960s. His unguarded approach set him apart from his peers, and the selection of photographs for the Club Room showcases icons from ages past mounted on bronze metal.
Parisian born, Richard Farnabe successfully established himself in France before an impressive trajectory bought him from Paris to New York, to accept a position under a fellow compatriot, Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel in Manhattan. During his tenure, Farnabe worked diligently and it was not long before Jean-Georges Vongerichten approached Farnabe and offered him the opportunity to direct the opening efforts for Jean Georges. This role later translated into a Chef de Cuisine position at The Mercer Kitchen.
For the next few years, Farnabe dabbled in a host of varied projects, first as the private chef for Tommy Hilfiger, followed by a consultancy for Montrachet, and then back in the kitchens at Lotus. Additionally, Farnabe opened Prime in Huntington where he received 5 star diamond from triple AAA within one year of opening, and consulted with Picholine restaurant, where subsequently, the restaurant received 2-Michelin stars.
Chef Farnabe’s menus continue to garner critical praise and are simultaneously lauded for their fresh approach and innovative mix of flavors and ingredients.