Mandarin Oriental, New York and Chicago-based co-owners chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas of the widely-acclaimed Alinea Group are preparing for the launch of The Aviary NYC in summer 2017.
The concept is chef Achatz and Kokonas’ inaugural hotel partnership and first location outside of Chicago.
Following the success of the award-winning Aviary in Chicago, The Aviary NYC will deliver a distinctive culinary approach to cocktails and service.
Guests will enjoy an interactive experience, featuring an open kitchen where inventive cocktails and small food plates that complement the drink experience, will be masterminded by chefs and bartenders.
The Aviary NYC will reflect the core principles of the Chicago flagship while taking inspiration from the historically-rich cocktail culture of New York City.
Set on the 35th floor of Mandarin Oriental, New York, The Aviary NYC will comprise 90 seats and feature sweeping views of Central Park and the New York City skyline.
An adjacent space, The Office, will provide a speakeasy-style cloistered and more private environment, with 40 seats.
This will feature a world-class rare spirits collection, classic cocktails, and an entirely different food menu from that offered at The Aviary.
Tihany Design is leading the design concept for both spaces.
“Given our location in the heart of one of the world’s premier culinary destinations, it is extremely exciting to collaborate with these talented restaurateurs and introduce The Aviary concept to Mandarin Oriental, New York,” said Susanne Hatje, general manager, Mandarin Oriental, New York.
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