JIMMY's Downtown

New York, 2002


Jimmy's Downton, an ambitiously swank version of these other establishments set, of all places, is located on the eastern fringes of 57th Street among the haute wine shops and poddle-grooming spas of Sutton Place. 

Studio Gaia has designed the bar-lounge area as a long hall leading to a circular dining room. The lounge is flanked by low-slung banquettes on one side and a glimmering bar on the other, so walking to your table feels a little like strutting down a catwalk in the midst of some zany, salsa-inspired fashion show.