The Updated Version of the Campbell Apartment
After winning a legal battle against the bar’s former owner Mark Grossich, Scott Gerber’s company Gerber Group, which is responsible for hot spots such as Irvington and, more recently, Mr. Purple, has reopened the famed cocktail bar as simply the Campbell. Gerber approached the project with an intention to keep as much the same as possible; the original safe and hand-painted ceiling were just one of the many existing details left untouched. One notable change is the removal of the stiff dress code, which prevented many of those who did know about the tucked-away bar from partaking.
Restaurant and Lounge Esther & Carol in NoLIta
Beet salad with orange yogurt and currants.
Kevin King and E&C co-owner Cordell Lochin have joined forces to leverage their decade-plus years working in the downtown nightlife and restaurant scene. The space is split between the full-service dining room on the street level, a takeout window and downstairs lounge, which has a rock ‘n’ roll vibe and is equipped with a small stage. The dinner menu at Esther & Carol leans toward healthy options without being explicitly “healthy” fare. The fried chicken, for example, is fried in expeller pressed sunflower oil;