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‘Sopranos’ Star Michael Imperioli Opens Manhattan Bar Fit for a Goodfella

‘Sopranos’ Star Michael Imperioli Opens Manhattan Bar Fit for a Goodfella

Sopranos actor Michael Imperioli and his wife, Victoria, have opened an upscale bar and restaurant in New York City. The swanky joint is called Scarlet, and it’s tucked away at 468 Amsterdam at the corner of West 83rd Street, on the Upper West Side. The White Lotus star shared images of the posh establishment on Instagram.

Imperioli’s have joined forces with renowned restaurateur Jeremy Wladis for their exciting new venture. “Victoria and I are thrilled to be bringing to the Upper West Side the distinctive vibe and mood that made our previous lounge, Ciel Rouge, so beloved by the denizens of downtown NYC,” Michael Imperioli told Eater. “Scarlet offers an elegant and transportive atmosphere…. and a certain magic that only Victoria can create.“ Victoria curated the interior design, infusing it with vibrant red hues and a nostalgic “French wartime” ambiance.

Michael Imperioli’s Restaurant Offers Signature Cocktails, but None in Honor of ‘The Sopranos’

Wiseguys should be sure to bring their money clips. This is a pretty upscale affair. There will be a cocktail called the White Lotus, a clarified punch of Don Q Cristal rum, pineapple, yuzu, coconut sugar, and Champagne. Head bartender Matt Burkhardt has expertly crafted a range of libations. These include the delightful Pisco Pink Panther and timeless French 75. For delectable bites, indulge in lollipop lamb chops au jus with basil pistou and foie gras torchon. Drink prices range from $20 to $24, while food prices range from $13 to $25. Surprisingly, no reference to The Sopranos, the show that catapulted Imperioli’s career as Christopher Moltisanti, seems to grace the menu.

Ironically, despite not consuming alcohol these days, the couple has a deep appreciation for bar culture. Additionally, while Imperioli follows a vegetarian lifestyle, the menu does cater to meat eaters.

Imperioli, a native of Mount Vernon, gained recognition for his role as the stammering bartender Spider in the iconic mob film GoodFellas. With ample experience in mixing drinks, he crossed paths with his spouse, Victoria, at a bar near the Chelsea Hotel where he lived during his early acting days. Victoria, the owner of the beloved Chelsea bar Ciel Rouge, played a pivotal role in Imperioli’s journey. Their partnership thrived as they managed the establishment throughout The Sopranos from 1999 to 2007.

The upcoming season of White Lotus is expected to premiere in 2025. Meanwhile, the actor is currently working on the next season of American Horror Stories.