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Ardyn Opens in the West Village

For chefs Adam Bordonaro and Ryan Lory, the path to opening their first solo restaurant, Ardyn, has been quite the journey.
“We lost a lot of spaces, bad leases, shady landlords,” says Lory, standing in front of a wall in the lounge graffiti-ed with neon green foliage.
Bordonaro nods. “It was a disaster. Every disaster you can think of, we’ve hit. It was awful.”
Their luck has since turned around, landing an intimate space in the heart of Greenwich Village, on West 8th Street. The chef pair met in 2014 while both were working for different restaurants under the Charlie Palmer restaurant group. “I was like, ‘This is someone who I would love to partner up with eventually in the future,’” says Lory of meeting his eventual business partner. A few years later, the timing was right.
Previously the home of a casual burger joint, the place has been transformed to reflect the intimacy of a sacred forest. The space is outfitted with green jewel tones and natural woods; earthware was custom-created for the concept by chef-turned-ceramicist Kevin Keedy of Under Lock and Key. The dining room in the back is separate from a bar and lounge in the front, creating a sense of

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