Art and Appetite A Restaurant That’s Also an Art Gallery
For a second, imagine a world without art. Terrible. Now, imagine a world without food. Probably worse. Now, imagine a world without bars that serve eight types of boilermakers. Definitely worse. So stop imagining such awful, awful things. Just feel secure that Fulton Market Kitchen, a lavishly appointed restaurant/lounge/art gallery, opens Friday in the Warehouse District. It’s in the former Victor Hotel space, which means it had a pretty tough act to follow, decor-wise. Yet somehow, once you throw around a few buttery-soft leather couches, strike a deal with the art gallery next door for a rotating lineup of edgy work from local artists and cover every square inch of the lounge with an insane street-art-inspired mural—voilà—it all just comes together. You (and some art-loving compatriots) will have a lot to consider here. Once you’re done stroking your chins and saying things like “To me, the flaming Chevy on that wall represents the unknowability of life,” you’ll want... like, a burger or something. You can also keep it light with lobster sliders, or settle in for a full night of the Two Tails (an odd-couple pairing of lobster and pig tails) or the Goldfish, a whole snapper with gold leaf sprinkled on it.