Come Oct. 12, the proprietors of the throwback dining institution will quickly discover if their reinvented Ritz, renamed The Ritz Prime Seafood, pays off. The original Ritz – known for its Old World charm and three-martini crowds – closed in early 2014 after a 37-year run.
As such, every detail at Ritz Prime is a stark contrast to the stuffy dark woods, antique chandeliers and tufted black leather booths that made the landmark Ritz a “place to be seen” for more than 30 years.
Diners stepping inside the 185-seat restaurant are met with an instant showstopper: a waterfront view. The 6,800-square-foot open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows were designed to showcase the harbor.