Log In   ·   Become A Member
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/2149.gif

Swifty’s: A Uniquely New York Spot

Lee Fryd

Patricia Attoe and Stephen Attoe of Swifty's at the "Taste of Summer" a benefit for the Central Park Conservancy. (Photo: PatrickMcMullan.com)

Sarah Jessica Parker and Blythe Danner asked to be photographed there for Vogue. Erica Jong throws Chanukah parties in the back room. Duane Hampton and Chris Craft President Herb Siegel like it for Thanksgiving. The Christmas season is a blur of Hermes and Chanel as the ladies who lunch fete their friends. Swifty's, heir to Mortimer's of Truman Capote and Lee Radziwill fame, is the Mario Buatta designed home away from monied Manhattan's Buatta designed homes. Ensconced in it's two cozy rooms, the smart set orders chef/owner Stephen Attoe's updated versions of their comfort food, madeleines literally and figuratively reminiscent of childhood cooks.

"Swifty's is one of my favorite New York restaurants," says Gwyneth Paltrow. (Courtesy Photo)

To bring them together from 4-6, wife, Pat Attoe has been hosting art and book parties in the back room.

Pat, who has a Masters in Art History, held longtime positions at both Sotheby's and the Wally Findlay Art Gallery. A few years ago, she began curating her own "shows," bringing New York artists to Swifty's walls. "We have a lot of regular customers," Pat told us. "So seeing new artwork on our walls gives them a lift, and they look forward to seeing what comes next." Because they've had a chance to live with paintings that reflect a certain sensibility, the paintings sell, sometimes even sell out. But, it's a service, not a business. "They see it at lunch, fall in love, ask the Maitre d' and strike a deal with the artist," said Pat. The unusually small commission Swifty's charges pays for the cocktail reception.

On weekends, Herb Bernstein, who has worked with Bob Dylan, Tina Turner and Dusty Springfield, and conducted at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln and Kennedy Centers tinkles the ivories from 7-11 PM. Boomers will remember his hit composition, "See You in September." "He's developed his own following," said Pat.

For those who like the privileged feel of a private club, without the hefty ticket, follow your own way, to this uniquely New York spot.




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
 
http://www.hamptons.com/gallery/ads/1891.gif
Rosehip Partners Real Estate
Properties In The Hamptons
http://www.hamptonsproperties.com

Gary R. DePersia, Corcoran Real Estate
With over $2 billion in transactions on the East End and since 1995, Gary DePersia is consistently ranked among the top producers in the Hamptons. A year-on-year member of The Corcoran Group President’s Council, he has qualified as a national list maker since 2007. In 2008 he was Corcoran's top broker on the East End by sales volume and rental units; and ranked as the nation’s 4th top broker. In the 2017 REAL Trends & The Wall Street Journal list of America’s top real estate professionals, he was designated #26 nationally, #4 in the Hamptons and #3 at Corcoran overall by volume with nearly $200 million of transactions for the past year. His office operates with four licensed assistants allowing him to build a business stretching from Southampton to Montauk and Sagaponack to Shelter Island. gdp@corcoran.com

East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Bridgehampton National Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton National Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Advertise on Hamptons.com - Have your business be seen by over 2 million viewers including NEW searches
Hamptons.com- Our exclusive online magazine has 2.6 million Page Views YTD for 2015. Contact us to join our elite group of clients that benefit from having a presence on the Hamptons award winning publication www.Hamptons.com

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design.
D+J Concepts is known for a high-end cutting edge approach to design with a balance between functionality and imagination. We skillfully and tastefully transform ordinary spaces into classic modern styles, which are understated, and luxe. We’re known for our modern transitional style incorporating antiques and modern elements for an unexpected edge.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.