We were lucky enough to travel to New York this Christmas, and during our stay, we were also lucky enough to dine and experience the New York interiors at restaurants. And it’s safe to stay that Leuca’s in Williamsburg was a stand out favourite.
It’s no secret that New York is a fashion destination, but the New York interiors provided plenty of inspiration and I found restaurants and bars to be a constant source as we walked the city that never sleeps.
Travelling with kids, we spent our time in restaurants with a relaxed vibe. Whilst this meant no 5-star dining for us by definition, it did mean we found some cool restaurants and bars with fit-outs to match (and it helps when a local Interior Designer shares his recommendations) and the experience at Leuca’s was most definitely 5-stars and beyond, it also features in our 6-year olds top 3 things for the entire holiday (so it must be good).
Leuca’s is located as part of the WilliamVale Hotel (which also has an amazing rooftop bar in Williamsburg. A neighbourhood known for it’s hipster vibe, live music and galleries, it also features distilleries and wineries and many of NYC’s trendiest restaurants and clubs.
Described as a Southern Italian restaurant with wood-fired coastal fare, serving house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and more, the food was just as good as the interior. The simplicity of the Pepperoni pizza could not be faulted and the stand out dish for me (and our 6-year old) was Tuna Crudo.
The interior is sophisticated yet relaxed, with, in my opinion, perfectly selected materials that include patterned floor tiles, natural wood flooring and leather seating designed for comfort. The space is so comfortable, you will find yourself ordering the next bottle of wine as you just want to stay that little bit longer.
“An inviting, sophisticated yet approachable setting for travellers and locals alike to socialise in, the soulful 187 seat restaurant was designed following the poetic narrative of a young couple and their little girl relocating from Europe to Brooklyn.
The venue is a romantic projection of their childhood spent in Italy and a reminiscence of their Nona’s country house. Featuring authentic and honest materials in an extensive custom FF&E program crafted either locally or in Italy”
If you’re visiting NYC and staying in Manhattan this is definitely worth venturing over the bridge for as it’s just a quick Uber ride away, however to truly experience the overall vibe of Williamsburg, stay a couple of nights like we did, walk the streets and see what you discover.
You can even book a room at the William Vale Hotel and who wouldn’t want to stay here. Just check out these photos!