Siro’s Restaurant in Saratoga Springs, NY has expanded to open a new branch in Manhattan. The featured art forms a bridge between the ultra modern Manhattan restaurant, and the old-fashioned original Siro’s, located in a historic building adjacent to the Saratoga Racetrack. The original Siro’s is only open for the seven weeks of the racing season, and caters to a clientele of racing fans and summer visitors.
The art of the Siro’s Manhattan main dining room is set against the backdrop of its clean modern silver and blue décor. The colorful silks painting (displayed in the wood bar area) is an imaginary paddock parade, viewed from the rail as the horses head clockwise towards a 7-furlong start. The painting of track patrons shows a representative cross section of people as they appear in the Saratoga Paddock, dressed for a fine summer day. The collection of photos in the photomural, shows fine racing moments at Saratoga, Belmont and Aqueduct Racetracks over the past several decades, interspersed with images of the activities and architecture that surround the races.
Siro’s Manhattan (official site), 885 2nd Ave (between 47th and 48th), New York, NY 10017
1 Press and Pix
1.1 Slide Show of Siro’s NYC, formal dining room
2 Silks painting
2.4 Individual panels
3 People painting
3.3 Details of Individual panels Panel: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 #10
4.2 Bob and Adam Coglianese
4.3 Photomural (Interactive Image with Links)
4.4 Text listing of photos by number, with Links