Owner Gideon d'Sarthe Established July 2020
Purpose Lounge and Jazz Club
Status 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Employees Ourania Pride
Affiliation The d'Sarthe Group

Main Lounge

The tone immediately set at Rossignol is warmth. Everything is in burnished shades of bronze, gold, champagne, and ebony. The décor is thoroughly modern, and tinted windows provide an overlook of the revitalization of Staten Island. Plush sofas line one wall and square tables for two – or more, when pushed together – are scattered about the rest of the space with low-backed chairs upholstered in suede, dark chocolate with a warm metallic marbling.

Opposite the line of sofas is the bar, the dark surface of wood polished to such a shine that it reflects the lighting overhead like stars on placid lake waters. In addition to securing drinks there, waitstaff easily recognized by their dress – immaculate black pants or skirts (based on preference of server, rather than something as arbitrary as gender) and vests over white dress shirts, and black ties dotted with subtle golden stars – flit about the seating to unobtrusively make themselves available to patrons.

The seating is on tiered levels to ensure there isn't a bad seat in the house for the lounge's main attraction: A stage set for a jazz band, a polished grand piano the focal piece. The second level includes VIP boxes with sofas, polished mahogany coffee tables, and private bar service.

VIP Lounge

The VIP boxes are more of the same ambiance as below, sofas, armchairs and coffee tables all warm golds and bronze, dark surfaces sleek and polished. Including, in the box typically earmarked for d'Sarthe and his eponymous Group, the grand piano.

Oh, the piano.

A transparent beauty that looks more like an ostentatious sculpture made of glass and ebony and gold than an instrument. It’s lit from within and below with LEDs in a way that makes it glow a warm amber hue. The black lid shines in the low light; not a solid thing, but one that weaves a pattern of negative space not unlike the wings of a honeybee held up under close scrutiny. Rather than black, the sharps and the flats are a shining gold. The sumptuous curve of the piano is edged with clear acrylic, creating a bar surface around the edges wide enough to accommodate cocktails and contracts alike. Black stools that match the aesthetic of the piano’s lid are spaced out along the circuit, eight in total.


Rossignol boasts live music every night of the week with sets at 6:00, 8:00, and 10:00 pm, featuring chanteuse Ourania Pride on piano and vocals Thursday through Sunday.


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