The St. Jerome’s Replacement, Delilah, Opens on Rivington Street this Week
Last week, we first reported that the former St. Jerome’s/Rivington F+B on Rivington Street had been replaced by an upscale cocktail den called Delilah. Its conversion was done under secrecy and behind a veil of plywood. Now comes word that the establishment will open at 155 Rivington Street later this week.
The Post gnaws on our table scraps, reporting yesterday that the 3,500 square-foot Delilah will offer a menu by executive chef Kevin O’Connell (Veranda, Pop Burger), and seat 110 patrons. Mixologist Rael Petit (Mulberry Project, Loft 45) is in charge of the cocktails. The bar apparently takes cues from its Midtown sibling, The Attic Rooftop & Lounge.
Don’t be fooled by the new concept, though, as the Jerome’s principals helm this project, too. (Same as the old boss.) Paul Seres, part owner and head of day-to-day operations at The DL, Aleksandra Drozd, majority owner in The Delancey and The DL, and Jonas Pelli, former manager/bartender at the original St. Jerome’s are each still listed on the active liquor license at the State Liquor Authority. Yet the Trade Name hasn’t changed to Delilah.
Seres and crew, as previously noted, did not appear before Community board 3 to alert the public that there was an obvious change in method of operation at 155 Rivington. But then again, the neighborhood has come to expect this type of behavior from these jokers.
The original St. Jerome’s bowed in 2006, and was co-owned by Lady Gaga’s onetime boyfriend Luc Carl. The bar first foundered in the spring of 2013, yet rebounded a year later as Rivington F+B. The latter was owned and operated by the Delilah crew.