Co-owner Cocktail Bodega, Sons of Essex, The Rowhouse Inn
Matt Levine has been dazzling the New York scene since his teenage years. This atypical downtown impresario, entrepreneur and restaurateur have created more unforgettable nights at his round table than most can dream.
In 2004, Matt launched his own clothing line, Steelo, and retailed at over 125 stores world-wide, ranging from Beams Japan to Holt Renfrew Canada, in which earned him a spot as one of the Top 20 Brands in the World by WGSN (World Global Style Network).
Continuing to build his mini-empire, The Eldridge was born in 2008 from creativity and the pursuit of his true passion, hospitality. This exclusive Lower East Side luxury lounge hosted several A-list regulars from Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Prince to Richard Branson.
Along with his business partner, (real estate mogul Michael Shah), Matt most recently opened Sons of Essex and Cocktail Bodega, once again reinventing the Lower East Side restaurant and nightlife scene.
The Wall Street Journal claimed, "Sons of Essex is reminiscent of the Bowery Boys era.” In addition, Sons of Essex has been named 'Favorite NYC Hotspots of 2012" by Hollywood Life, "Favorite Comfort Foods" of 2012 by Restaurant Girl, named one of the top five biggest openings by Thrillist, along with being featured as one of the "Top 10 Hotspot Restaurants in the Tri-State area" by Opentable.com. A-list diners from Ben Stiller, Justin Bieber, Padma Lakshmi, Pink, Sting, Will Ferrell and the cast of Twilight are just some of the celebrity clientele that follows Matt.
Matt, along with Michael are set to open their latest project together, a lounge - The Rowhouse Inn, in New York City’s Meatpacking District in the Spring 2013.