Soho House DUMBO Outpost Approved for License

Soho House is bringing its name brand, members-only club to Brooklyn Bridge Park. This will be the third Soho House in New York and the space was approved this month for a liquor license. The first Soho House opened in the Meatpacking District in 2003, then more recently the second house opened on Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side. The newest location will be housed inside of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Empire Stores and will have outdoor spaces facing the East River and nestled between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Founded in London in 1995 by Nick Jones as a private members’ club for people in the creative industries, Soho House has since opened 18 clubs across Europe and North America, as well as hotels, restaurants, cinemas, workspaces, and spas. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of the Soho, Ludlow, and Dumbo House team.

The Wing Soho Opens at 52 Mercer Street

The Wing, born out of the belief that women need and deserve a multi-purpose space designed to make their lives easier, and that magic is created when women gather together, opened its second Manhattan location at 52 Mercer Street last week, and was just approved for a liquor license. Founded by Audrey Gelman and Lauren Kassen, this member’s club and co-working space designed for women opened its flagship at 45 East 20th Street, and is now expanding to the Clocktower building in Dumbo. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of The Wing team.

Chef Masa’s Tetsu to Open

After more than four years, the long-awaited Tetsu restaurant, created by world-renown chef Masa Takayama, will open this month at 78 Leonard Street. The restaurant will feature an a la carte menu for casual dining, as well as a Chef’s Tasting Menu, comprised of 15-20 courses of Chef Masa’s creative interpretation of Japanese cuisine. Chef Masa is also the owner and chef of the Japanese and sushi restaurant Masa located in the Time Warner Center. Bernstein Redo, PC is proud to be part of the Tetsu team.

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon Returns to New York

For six years L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, which first opened in Paris is 2003, had an outpost in the Four Seasons hotel in New York, closing five years ago. Now it is back, moving into the former Colicchio and Sons space at 85 Tenth Avenue at 15th Street. Internationally famed French Chef Robuchon has been honored with 25 Michelin stars, more than any other chef. He has ten other locations worldwide. The new restaurant on Tenth Avenue will have L’Atelier’s signature counter seating facing into the kitchen, a 50 seat bar and lounge, and two private dining rooms. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of the L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon team.

NoMad Bar Voted Best Bar in North America

The NoMad Bar at 10 W. 28th Street was voted number 3 on the list of the World’s Best Bars, and topped the chart at number 1 for best bar in North America. The awards, announced in London on October 5, 2017 were given by more than 500 members of the Best Bars Academy who are drink experts and writers and cocktail specialists. The NoMad bar opened in 2014 and in its short history has become one of the essential bars in the city with jaw-dropping large format cocktail explosions, some crafted with rare spirits. We congratulate our client. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the NoMad Hotel and NoMad Bar team.

Bouley Test Kitchen 21 Opens

Chef David Bouley is set to open a new version of his test kitchen concept, Bouley Test Kitchen 21, at 31 W. 21st St. in Manhattan. Chef Bouley, a Michelin Star and James Beard awardee, is extending his operation of the test kitchen experience to the new location complete with an open kitchen, demonstration islands, and a large event space for classes, lectures and other programming. Beyond offering an incredible dining experience, Chef Bouley intends to educate patrons on the importance of using fresh, healthy ingredients and identify the correlation between the elements of a meal and an individual’s overall well-being. Beyond serving, Chef Bouley and his team will teach customers how to properly prepare healthy meals.

Congratulations to Chef Bouley on his recently received doctorate of humane letters from the University of Connecticut for his work in the expanding field of research related to food, health and diet, as well as his lifetime achievement awards from the Ceiliac Disease Center at Columbia University, and the Rogosin Institute affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.
Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of Chef Bouley’s Test Kitchen team.

Danny Meyer’s Caffe Marchio Opens Today

Restauranteur Danny Meyer and his Union Square Hospitality Group is opening Roman-themed Caffe Marchio today in the Redbury Hotel at 29 East 29th Street. Caffe Marchio will serve breakfast sandwiches and traditional baked goods by pastry chef Jessica Weiss, braised meats and other dishes. Union Square Hospitality Group already operates the restaurant Marta in the Redbury. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Union Square Hospitality team.

The Shed—An Innovative New Building Along the Highline

Have you seen it yet? Opening in spring 2019 and currently under construction, The Shed, to be located next to 15 Hudson Yards, will be a multi-arts center designed for performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture. The eight level 200,000 square foot base structure will be a center for artistic invention bringing together leading artists working in multiple art forms.
The most distinctive feature of this eight million pound building will be its outer shell that slides over the adjoining outdoor plaza with six feet wide wheels to provide a 120-foot-high, temperature-controlled hall. As the building expands and contracts, it can work in many configurations, allowing multiple events simultaneously including a theater for up to 1,250 guests. The shell rolled out for a test run this past May. The Shed is a registered nonprofit cultural organization. This will be quite a unique venue. More about it can be found at . Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of The Shed team.

If You Happen To Be in Seattle….

The Seattle Times described it as “a love affair” with French restaurant L’Oursin. L’Oursin, which means “sea urchin,” is owned by Chef JJ Proville and Zac Overman. It opened to rave reviews in Seattle’s Central District, Seattle Weekly naming it the best French restaurant in the city. Both Zac and JJ are New York transplants. Originally thinking they would open a restaurant in Brooklyn one day, instead they headed west and now the lucky folks in Seattle are reaping the benefit of their talents. If you are passing through Seattle, this is the place to go. All the best to our good friend, Chef Proville.

e’s Bar Named One of Top NYC Bars

e’s Bar at 511 Amsterdam Avenue, shuttered for months by a fire in its building, recently reopened and was just named by Eater as one of New York’s best theme bars. A self described “dive bar for grown-ups,” e’s Bar features trivia nights, craft beers, 150 board games, and music from the 70s and 80s. Not to mention the $5 Happy Hour burger. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the e’s Bar team.