Not open yet but coming soon is an 11,000-square-foot whopper of a restaurant from Daniel Boulud, slated to open in 2020 in a New York City skyscraper. The restaurant, which Eater reports will be run by Boulud’s company Dinex, is expected to seat more than 100 in the dining room and 50 more for private events, and will include a 110-foot-high ceiling and a bar that seems to be “floating in space.” There’s no confirmation yet on the menu.
Scheduled to open in the more immediate future is Made Nice, a fast-casual iteration from the team behind Eleven Madison Park (which topped the World’s Best Restaurants list this year). Eater reports this New York City spinoff will serve colorful, composed dishes, reminiscent of those from Eleven Madison Park, but in the $11-15 range (compared to EMP’s $295 tasting menu). Made Nice is cashless and features iPad ordering at the cashier stand. Diners pick up their food at the counter for dine-in or carryout.
Also slated to debut any day now in NYC is The Grill, the first of three new concepts inside the reimagined Four Seasons space. The Major Food Group’s project is being heralded as the biggest NYC restaurant opening of the decade by Eater. The Grill’s signature appears to be old-school tableside preps, offered up by black tie-clad servers. The new concept is housed in the former fabled Grill Room of the Four Seasons. Also due to open in the space are The Pool (a seafood-focused restaurant) and The Brasserie, a street-level space.