Draper Decor Inspiration...Drinks...Steaks...Sushi...


UNION PRIME, New York's newest marriage of contemporary American steak and modern sushi makes its grand debut in late January 2009. Situated on East 16th Street, just off Union Square, UNION PRIME presents a menu of modernized classics, by Chef Brady Duhame, and interiors by the legendary Carlton Varney.

CEO of the iconic Dorothy Draper and Co., Carleton Varney's designs take all the hallmarks of Draper's historic work, with its scrolling cartouches and blooming "Princess Grace" rose motif and magnifies them to grandiose proportions. "Today's generation yearns to encounter glamour because they haven't experienced anything like it," says Varney of his inspiration in UNION PRIME'S exquisite décor. Set within the impressive architecture created by Scott Bromley, of Bromley-Caldari Architects PC, UNION PRIME evokes a chic sensuality in a glorious and fashionable backdrop.

The talented Chef Duhame studied at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and mastered his skills at Bouley, Picholine, and Park Avenue Café. Modern creations of classic American steakhouse fare are merged with New York City's stylish sushi, sashimi, and raw marinated seafood. Hand-selected dry-aged U.S.D.A beef is shipped from local suppliers and includes a center-cut New York Strip, barrel-cut Filet Mignon, bone-in Cowboy Ribeye and a well-marbled Porterhouse for Two. UNION PRIME's signature, the Union Ten, is a hand-carved beef tenderloin, served traditionally, with a tower of sautéed spinach and whipped potatoes. Torched Rare Salmon with ginger mirin and cured pomelo makes for a uniquely refreshing starter. For seafood, the Pan Seared Jumbo Diver Sea Scallops, with roasted apple cauliflower puree and late harvest wild mushrooms is a complex delight. Simpler fare is offered like the Union Burger, with cheddar, applewood smoked bacon and roasted mushroom; and can be complimented with a side of crispy House-made Tatar Tots.

Highlighted with a 200+ bottle global wine list and glamorous crafted cocktails by star mixologist, Alex Ott, UNION PRIME is an ideal locale for young professionals for a dinner date, business lunch or a fabulous weekend brunch. UNION PRIME also hosts the "best service after midnight" with special hours for members of the hospitality and service industry featuring Chef Duhame's late night menu.

YUM... if I lived nearby or had a plane ticket to NYC... I would definitely pop in for a dinner and drinks and CHECK OUT the DECOR! If any of you living in NYC happen to go... PLEASE tell me ALL about it! Anyone know of a "CHIC steakhouse for ladies" in Los Angeles?

Union Prime information and photos via Berk Communications.

25 comments:

Renee Finberg said...

FIFI
i think you should PAINT IT !!!!

it looks like one of your painting anyway .

Char said...

funny - almost all the steak houses I know are always decorated for men. I've never thought of that before

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hmmm...looks like the decorator of that steak house has been perusing cottage living + shabby + traditional home magazines. :) I will have to tell my son, who live in NYC, to visit one evening. I hear it's the thing for restaurants in NY to cater to the other chefs after hours. Great post Fifi. ~ Lynn

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This place looks wonderful. I love those shades with the bows on them. Nice change from the typical western look for steak houses.

rochambeau said...

Hi Fifi,
Happy New Year!
Thank you for sharing these photographs of Union Prime! It is really interesting. I like it!

Hope all your dreams will come true this year!

xox
Constance

La Belette Rouge said...

I don't know of such a place in L.A. but if and when we find one we have to go, and I can bring the leftovers home to Lily.;-)

mishebe said...

love the lampshades. m

Fifi Flowers said...

I love to response to each and everyone of you... and in an effort to acheive that goal... I will... starting today... response to your comment right here in the comment sections! I will also make a concerted effort to visit your blogs! ENJOY your day!

Renee... I did not have time to paint for this post... however... tomorrow Dorothy Draper will be revisited with 2 of my paintings inspired by her designs!

Char... I adore steak au roquefort et frites and well decorated restaurants... so it sounds fab to moi!

Lynn... If your son visits Union Prime please report back with lots of yummy details!

Cris... This definitely does not look like a rodeo steakhouse.

Rochambeau... I hope all your dreams come true too!

Belette... Ooooh please find one... that would be DIVINE... I will bring my leftovers to my ol' girl Maggie Maquire.

Janet said...

Hey, we have Northwoods Inn! ;)

MIMILEE said...

So very chic!! Would love to go there!

nikkicrumpet said...

Oh my...what a cute place...love the light shades! I'm gonna have to check it out this spring!

Fifi Flowers said...

Janet... I hardly think Northwoods Inn is in the same ranking... lol... though they do have girly paintings on the walls... no sushi last time I was there.

Mimilee... it does look chic... I want to go too!

Nikki... you must report back and could you take photos of your food to share... the company didn't provide me with food photos and I couldn't open the menus they sent moi... sigh!

Chris said...

Oh man, why did I read this at dinnertime? I'm seriously craving a nice juicy steak (although they aren't nice tomy digestive system). We have lots of steak joints here in the Chicago area, but I couldn't tell you about LA!

The Muse said...

I made lampshades like that for my grand-daughter...how neat!

Megan Coyle said...

the decor is beautiful! thanks for sharing, I always like seeing pictures of well-designed interiors.

Alkemie said...

I love all of the quirky design elements like the bows on the lampshades and etc. Very fun!

Fifi Flowers said...

Chris... oh you have great restaurants in Chicago!

Muse... those lampshades wold be perfect in a little girl's room!

Megan... I love the dark, rich decor... perfect for steak eating and a glass of red wine!

Alkemie... it is very fun... I adore the BIG stripes!

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Love the lighting! Very pretty!

Fifi Flowers said...

Mishebe... the lamps are sooo FUN!

Kim... the lighting is prety... Quite girly for a steakhouse!

Renee Finberg said...

yeoowee !

i can't wait to see your new work !

Mama said...

What a beautiful place Fifi, I have only been to NYC once and I loved it so much, my son was there just last week and he loves it too, we will both have to return now to check out this restaurant. Kathy.

Fifi Flowers said...

Renee... I always have new work... pop by!

Mama... Isn't NYC FAB! Love it... I NEED to get back there!

Paris Atelier said...

Let's meet there for dinner! I would love to see it!
xoxo
Judith~

Fifi Flowers said...

Paris Atelier... Let's definitely meet there! That would be FAB!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'll pop into Union Prime one of these days and have a cocktail for you. :-) (It's right by my subway stop on the way home from work.)

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