My history with the Odeon goes way back to when I used to work at El Teddy’s (a few blocks north on West Broadway) while I was still dancing. It was the late 1980s and TribeCa was still fairly deserted. Artists Space was right next door to Teddy’s and the clientele was a fabulous mix of gallerists, artists, Wall Streeters and locals. A bunch of us would walk down to have a drink after our shift. After Kim and I opened the gallery on Franklin Street, we became regulars and when our girls came home it became our family’s absolute go-to for every special occasion, as well as brunch and “work” lunches. We’ve lived in Battery Park City since 1998, so the Odeon was the perfect walking distance and made for magical family outings. TribeCa would not be the same without that blazing corner—their red neon sign. The same servers stay for years and years, the same food runners, kitchen staff, managers. This consistency matters.