SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — A boutique hotel owned by the Cipriani family is on its way to the South Street Seaport.
Beverly Hills boutique hotel Mr. C, operated by brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani — fourth generation Cipriani restaurateurs — is slated to open it's newest location at 33 Peck Slip, where they'll be converting a former 7-story Best Western.
The hotel will feature two bars, as well as an upscale, sit-down restaurant that features "Cipriani Classics" according to the menu, as well other options. "Classic" dishes include homemade, lightly backed white taglioni with ham for $22.95 and grilled lamb chop served with roasted potatoes for $41.95.
The owners, who were seeking support for their liquor license application, were asking to serve alcohol until 3:30 a.m. on weekends, and 1:30 a.m. on weekdays for the hotel restaurant and two bars in the lobby, which have a total capacity of about 60 patrons.
"We are a luxury boutique hotel," said Maggio Cipriani to the board. "Our bars are there to cater to our customers."
For a six-month trial period, the CB board gave them support for a 12 a.m. license — with a possible extension of those hours if they had no community complaints after opening.
The hotel is slated to have 72 rooms.