The team behind neo-French bistro Bistrot 916 and good-times trattoria Pellegrino 2000 are opening their third venue in as many years.

Chefs Dan Pepperell (ex-Restaurant Hubert, Alberto’s Lounge, 10 William St) and Mikey Clift (ex-Rockpool Dining Group), and sommelier Andy Tyson (ex-Swillhouse group) have locked in the site formerly home to The Bridge Room – Ross Lusted’s handsome Sydney CBD fine diner, which closed in 2019. (Lusted has since gone on to open Woodcut in Crown Sydney.)

Inside the beautiful art deco building, with its huge windows overlooking York Street, the trio will launch a New York-inspired seafood grill and steakhouse.

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“We’ll have a selection of different oysters, shrimp cocktail, charcoal turbot, porterhouse for two,” said Clift in a statement.

Pepperell says the menu will feature American staples with a “broader seafood selection”.

Pepperell is known for his rebellious takes on classic dishes and cuisines. For example, his version of the classic Italian dish trippa alla Romana at Alberto’s Lounge was designed to taste like butter chicken. And at Bistrot 916, he served boudin noir, the traditional French blood sausage, in spring-roll form. Stay tuned for his take on New York’s great steakhouses when the new, yet-to-be named restaurant opens in February 2023.

The new venue from the Pellegrino 2000 and Bistrot 916 team will open at 44 Bridge Street, Sydney, in February 2023.