Danny Meyer to Open New NYC Restaurant This Summer
Manhatta will be on the sixtieth floor of the 28 Liberty Street building in lower Manhattan.
Yet another big restaurant opening will hit Lower Manhattan this year, with Danny Meyer announcing news of his forthcoming Manhatta restaurant on Tuesday. The latest restaurant from Union Square Hospitality Group, which is scheduled to open this summer, will be a "neighborhood" spot, according to the announcement email—though we don't know too many neighborhood joints that offer 360-degree views of the New York skyline.
Located on the sixtieth floor of the 28 Liberty Street building, Manhatta will be helmed by chef Jason Pfeifer, an alum of Maialino, Noma, and Per Se. The release says Pfeifer's menu "will combine the warmth and rusticity from his eight years at Maialino with the hyper-seasonal focus on ingredients learned at Noma, and classical French precision garnered at Per Se," which seems to be a pivot away from Meyer's recent Roman fixation.
USHG’s first-ever private event space there, too. Bay Room will offer catering from Union Square Events. Combined, Manhatta and Bay Room will encompass 38,000-square-feet, making it one of the city's most sprawling restaurant projects.
There isn't much info on the restaurant's newly launched website, which autoplays a hip preview video and offers links to social media channels. (All the social media channels show the hip preview video, too, which displays text from Walt Whitman’s “Mannahatta" poem.)
Meyer has been staying exceedingly busy. In 2017, the restaurateur opened three new New York restaurants: Martina, Vini e Fritti, and Caffé Marchio. This summer, in addition to Manhatta, Meyer will open a Williamsburg taco stand, called Tacocina, on the waterfront.
In March, USHG came under fire for allegedly mishandling misconduct allegations, according to a report from Eater that focused accusations against chef Eric Korsh. Soon after the piece came out, it was announced that North End Grill would close by the end of this year.