Danny's Hideaway Ashtray
Danny's Hideaway Ashtray

Danny's Hideaway Ashtray (Original)

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  • Vintage ashtray from Danny's Hideaway, legendary New York steak house
  • Endangered object from the golden age of smoking and drinking
  • Cast in bakelite synthetic plastic; Branded in large white letters
  • Measures 5-inches by 5-inches square

Rare Artifact of New York's Legendary Steak House.

Located at 151 East 45th Street in New York City, Danny’s Hideaway was a beloved restaurant and bar that specialized in steaks, filet mignon and lobsters, and was frequented nightly by famous names in entertainment and sports. It was so iconic a watering hole, in fact, that Don Draper entered Danny’s bar in the 2012 "Mad Men" Season 5 finale and ordered an Old Fashioned.

An Oct. 29, 1945 story in Time Magazine, noted that the restaurant was opened in 1945 by Dante Stradella, whose mother, Mama Rose, did the cooking. It became the largest of the steak houses on “Steak Row” and eventually had 11 dining rooms, seating 300 customers. The walls of the restaurant were adorned with some 2,000 photographs of celebrities of stage, screen, TV, radio, sports, advertising, magazines and newspapers.  Danny’s Hideaway closed in the mid-1970s, allegedly because of nonpayment of back taxes, but a bailout from friend Frank Sinatra enabled Stradella to open in a new location.

Offered is an authentic ashtray from the restaurant, a rare memento from the original Danny's Hideaway.