Naples restaurants: Sails glides into rarefied waters — JLB review
May 10, 2018
I’ve never walked onto a yacht. But I imagine it feels like walking into Sails.
This 3-month-old Fifth Avenue South restaurant exudes luxury.
It’s in the place settings of French Laguiole flatware, the soft cotton of the table cloths, the menus bound by supple leather that smell like a Louis Vuitton store when you pull them open.
The servers, dressed as well-appointed ship’s hands, sometimes outnumber the guests, especially when the evening is young. They pace the narrow passages of the dining areas, whisking away plates the moment they’re emptied, and offering leather-topped stools to women with purses (heaven forbid they sit on the French oak floors underfoot).
In a city of wealth and decadence, Sails is both, taken to the extreme.