The Thin Black Line
365 West 46th Street – New York, NY 10036
The date is 1912. The scene, the fashionable home of a Russian gentleman. Step through the two-story-high entrance into the Dining Room adorned with exquisite China, crystal, and family collectibles; the Library with shelves of rare Russian books alongside a lustrous sixteenth-century icon; ascend its grand staircase and you find The Parlor with exquisite antique chairs and empire sofas; and The Grand Ballroom with a domed ceiling and skylight.
The FireBird is the culmination of a life-long dream of the late Baroness Irina von der Launitz, granddaughter of Vladimir von der Launitz, the mayor of St. Petersburg until his assassination in 1907. The restaurant reflects the extensive knowledge and passion for Russian art, literature, and cuisine. It has since remained in the family, one of the most private dining locations in New York.