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Last night, Hearst feted the beginning of fashion week with a cocktail and canapes party at Lincoln, the yet-to-open very-highly-anticipated restaurant at Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center. Among the party attendees: Amanda Hearst, Cathie Black, Harper's Bazaar editor-in-chief Glenda Bailey, creative director Stephen Gan, Esquire's fashion guru Nick Sullivan, and Calvin Klein menswear creative director Italo Zucchelli. Our cousin site Eater NY has the scoop on the location:
Meaning, it has the potential to be special and great, or the potential to be flashy, overpriced, overhyped—a restaurant pandering to the monied uptowners and the regulars at the Met.If last night's VIP crowd was anything indication, look for the names of Manhattan's rich, famous, and powerful to grace Lincoln with their presence when it opens later this month.
But, forget that, because it's...spectacular.
The 115 seat restaurant hasn't had proper services yet (officially opens on the 24th), but boy does she look good. The architects get the real credit here, as they're responsible for the bones of the space, that wonderful sloping ceiling with the grass roof, the staircases, the windows everywhere, and the integration into the Lincoln Center compound at large. And it's gorgeous at night.
· Inside Lincoln, the biggest, most ambitious opening this fall [Eater NY]