Edi & the Wolf pays homage to tradition, inviting guests to experience “Gemütlichkeit,” or coziness, with wine and a spread of rustic Austrian fare. Renowned Austrian set designer and architect Philipp Haemmerle was inspired by the rustic “Heuriger” experience, combining reclaimed materials such as the barn wood used for Edi & the Wolf’s imperfect wood-slated ceiling, and antique items like the Victorian military boots that serve as the restaurant’s flower vases. The centerpiece of the restaurant is a 40-foot rope, salvaged from an old church, which Haemmerle twisted with lights to create a “chandelier” above the distressed copper bar.
Edi & the Wolf is open seven days a week from 5pm - 2am. Starting in early 2011, brunch will be served on Saturday and Sunday from 11am - 3pm and a 35-seat private outdoor garden is set to open in spring 2011. For more information, please visit www.ediandthewolf.com or call the restaurant at 212.598.1040.