Dining

Masson Returns with Majorelle, at The Lowell

“When you come to a restaurant like this, it’s like a mini-vacation—an escape from the outside world,” Charles Masson tells me. The fabled restaurateur, of La Grenouille legend, is speaking about his latest culinary undertaking, Majorelle, which just opened in the newly revamped ground-level spaces of The Lowell, the Upper East Side’s jewel box of …

The New Chumley’s

Chumley’s, the beloved bar for creatives and other celebrated imbibers, is returning in mid-October with nods to the talents who, since the 1920s, have toasted at 86 Bedford Street, including: Willa Cather, E.E. Cummings, Theodore Dreiser, William Faulkner, Ring Lardner, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Eugene O’Neill, John Dos Passos, and John Steinbeck. But Alessandro Borgognone—the …

Newport Nights

Fitting for a town where many summer residents live in the rambling cottages built by their ancestors of the Gilded Age and seasonal visitors are privy to tours of lavish Vanderbilt mansions dotting Bellevue Avenue, the Clarke Cooke House feels preserved in time. The historic space was built by the Newport sea captain Clarke Cooke in …