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Mandarin Oriental, New York, to welcome Aviary NYC this summer

Mandarin Oriental, New York, to welcome Aviary NYC this summer

Mandarin Oriental, New York, and the Alinea Group have revealed designs for the upcoming Aviary NYC.

The new eatery, opening this summer, will be situated on the hotel’s 35th floor.

It has been designed by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, co-owners of the Alinea Group, in partnership with Adam Tihany of Tihany Design.

Tihany Design is reimagining the innovative restaurant for drinks concept in Chicago to reflect the energy and buzz of New York City.

As with the Chicago location, The Aviary NYC will deliver a distinctive culinary approach to cocktails and service.


Reflecting the core principles of the Chicago location, the space will provide an interactive journey for guests, with inventive cocktails and small food plates.

The 90-seat cocktail lounge will provide a comfortable, contemporary environment, with plush leather swivel chairs and rounded sofas placed around custom-designed Decca art metal-topped coffee and cocktail tables.

Once in the cocktail lounge, guests will be able to glimpse into the elevated glass-enclosed Drink Kitchen featuring glass and bronze light fixtures, custom bar equipment and black porcelain tiled stations where Aviary drink makers mastermind cocktails.

Accessible only by entering The Aviary NYC through a hidden passageway behind the Drink Kitchen, the intimate 40-seat Office at Mandarin Oriental, New York will transport guests back to the era of speakeasies with a selection of classic cocktails and world-class rare spirits.

Under the dark coiffered ceiling, the perimeter of the space will feature an industrial-style metal beam, while textured windowpanes conjure images of an early 20th century New York City loft.

With a smoky parquet wood floor and vintage area rugs, guests can relax into deep-seated leather and suede club chairs that surround wood, bronze and marble topped coffee tables.

The office’s bar area will feature a wood and bronze bar top illuminated by hanging pendant bar lights, a whimsical monkey lamp and leather and cowhide upholstered stools.

Guests can choose from some of the rarest whisky collections in the world from an antique hutch, while taking in the vintage collectors items which decorate the space.