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 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.
Burger & Lobster, the hugely popular London based restaurant chain, will open its second Manhattan restaurant today at One Bryant Park. The chain started in the Mayfair section of London in 2011. It opened its first New York restaurant at 39 W. 19th Street in 2015. A true surf and turf, simplicity is their key. Burger & Lobster features three dishes, lobsters, burgers, and lobster rolls, along with a salad and fries and a homemade dessert. With a full bar menu of course. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of the Award winning Burger & Lobster team.
This past week the New York State Liquor Authority approved a beer and wine license for the new Restoration Hardware gallery at 9 Ninth Avenue, where the former Pastis was located. The 70,000 square foot decorating showroom and furniture gallery will have a full service restaurant on the fifth floor as well as an outdoor rooftop showroom. Founded in 1979, RH has design stores in the U.S. and Canada. The new Ninth Avenue gallery and restaurant is expected to open in November 2017. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of the RH team.
Travel & Leisure just named the Roxy Hotel at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Church Street one of the “Top Fifteen City Hotels in the Continental United States.” (http://www.travelandleisure.com/worlds-best/city-hotels-in-us#intro) Originally opened as the Tribeca Grand to join its sister hotel The Soho Grand on West Broadway, the hotel was re-branded as the Roxy Hotel Tribeca in 2015. It evokes the 1920s movie theater and 90’s dance clubs and includes Paul’s Cocktail Lounge and Django jazz club. Good pick, Time + Leisure. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Roxy Hotel and Soho Grand Hotel team.
Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of the team opening the new Ian Schrager Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side. Designed by Herzog & deMeuron, the hotel has 367 rooms and occupies most of the 28 story structure. Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be running two restaurants in the hotel. There will be three bars including outdoor space on the 16th and 17th floors, and a Public Arts multi-purpose space in two lower levels that has been dubbed Manhattan’s answer to BAM.
New York’s first outpost of the international culinary hot spot Cecconi’s opened last week in DUMBO. Opened by Soho House founder Nick Jones, Cecconi’s is located on the ground floor of the Empire Stores warehouse at 55 Water Street near Brooklyn Bridge Park. The brand has restaurants in London since 1979, and subsequent locations in West Hollywood, Miami, Berlin and Barcelona. The 250 seat restaurant also has outdoor seating. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be part of the Cecconi’s team.
Martha Redo attended the groundbreaking ceremony of what will be the new TWA Hotel at JFK being developed by Bernstein Redo, P.C. client, MCR Development. Former TWA employees, elected officials, and Governor Cuomo attended the ceremony. The iconic 1962 landmarked terminal originally developed by Eero Saarinen will be restored to its Jet Age splendor, and will include 505 guest rooms, 50,000 square feet of conference, event and meeting space, and eight or more food and beverage outlets. Plans also include a 10,000 square foot observation deck, and an innovative museum showcasing New York as the birth of the Jet Age. Construction is well under way on this project.
Eater NY just named recently opened Marlow Bistro as one of three “Hottest Restaurants in Manhattan” this month. Marlow Bistro, located at 1018 Amsterdam Avenue is owned by Marjanne Motamedi and Dragan Ristovski, who also own Cibo e Vino at 2418 Broadway, an Upper West Side gem. Marlow combines its Mediterranean roots with a European sensibility. Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be a part of the Marlow and Cibo team.
Bernstein Redo, P.C. is proud to be working with Cornell University in licensing its newly developing academic campus on Roosevelt Island. Once fully built, Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech will sit on twelve acres with 2 million square feet of LEED designed space and be one of the most environmentally friendly and energy efficient campuses in the world. Starr Catering, which operates food venues at Carnegie Hall, the Botanical Gardens, The Rubin Museum, and the New York Historical Society, will run the food and beverage operations at the Bloomberg Center.