Seamstress Dresses Up the Upper East Side Cocktail Scene


Steve Laycock and Josh Mazza, the duo behind the newly unveiled and well-received Upper East Side haunt Seamstress, has a seasoned history in New York City’s ever-changing restaurant scene.

Steve Laycock of New York’s Seamstress recently sat down with The Daily Meal to discuss his new venture, how he plans to bring the bustling downtown cocktail scene uptown, and why live music night is not to be missed.

This isn’t Steve Laycock and Josh Mazza’s first rodeo. The duo behind the newly unveiled and well-received Upper East Side haunt has a seasoned history in New York City’s ever-changing restaurant scene. Laycock, a New Mexico native, got his start in the industry at the underground and eclectic 169 Bar on East Broadway. He later moved to the East Village’s Ducks Eatery where he wound up working closely with chef Will Horowitz (the former head chef atSpin), and eventually opened The Gilroy, his first foray into the Upper East Side’s cocktail scene.

“We tried to create a restaurant for the neighborhood, a place that fit in but at the same time brought something different to the Upper East Side,” said Laycock. “And honestly, I wanted a place that I would frequent.” Read on...