Look [Photos: R. Lopez]
Look's been open for less than a year, but owner Michael Kosmides is already playing around with the concept, and even the appearance, of the restaurant and lounge.
The changes to the restaurant's appearance are somewhat circumstantial, Kosmides told Eater this week. The restaurant got the opportunity to work with designer Gina Cannone, who is putting together a pilot for a reality show on Food Network. Look was originally supposed to be featured in the pilot, but that ended up falling through due to size and budget issues, Kosmides said. But he moved forward with Cannone's redesign anyway.
The restaurant is still finishing up some changes, such as new curtains and furniture in the back of Look, but in the meantime, diners can view new artwork, a brighter color scheme, leather chairs and other changes to the formerly stark restaurant.
Additionally, Kosmides has rehired former Teatro chef Odilon Carrasco to give the restaurant an Italian bent again (Look reopened in the former Teatro Goldoni space). For lunch and early dinner, dishes like lobster risotto and homemade pastas will be served. The restaurant is also putting more of a focus on events; Kosmides' own wedding reception was held there last month before the space reopened. "We're bringing back Teatro, but at a lower price point," is how Kosmides explains the menu changes. The restaurant, which reopened yesterday, will offer the same happy hour specials as sister restaurant Cities: $7-8 drinks, $5 beers.
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