A Look Inside Amìs, Opening January 14

A light fixture at Amìs
A light fixture at Amìs Photo: Kirsten Henri

Amìs, the Roman-style trattoria from Vetri and Osteria vets Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin and Brad Spence, is set to open, in a rare turn of events, ahead of schedule, next Thursday, January 14. The space, designed by Michael Gruber, who also worked on Osteria, features an open kitchen and exposed brick and concrete softened by warm woods and eclectic light fixtures. Benjamin says he sees Amìs as the partners’ “entry-level” option.

“It meets the needs of quicker diners in a way that Vetri or Osteria may not,” he says, “You might want to stop in or out on your way to somewhere else, swing by for a few plates or, of course, have a whole meal here.” Benjamin says he’s hoping it will appear to the “younger set” as well as theater-goers and locals. Initially, it will be open just for dinner, seven days a week, from 5 p.m. with the closing time for dinner service still up in the air. The bar will stay open until 2 a.m. Lunch and brunch service will start in March. Click through to see a photo gallery of the interior and take a peek at the working draft of the menu.

Amìs, 412 S. 13th St.; (215) 732-2647

A Look Inside Amìs, Opening January 14