Major London restaurant group, D&D London, has announced that it will bring a new chef driven restaurant concept to Hudson Yards, an upcoming neighbourhood in Manhattan, New York.
Slated to open in autumn of 2018, D&D yet to-be-named modern brasserie concept will join the collection of more than a dozen restaurants curated by chef Thomas Keller and related urban president, CEO and restaurateur Kenneth A. Himmel.
The full Hudson Yards restaurant collection, which also includes concepts from chefs José Andrés, Costas Spiliadis and Thomas Keller, will be housed primarily in the one million-square-foot Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards, anchored by Neiman Marcus and designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects.
D&D’s new 11,000 square foot restaurant on the fourth floor will serve a menu of modern brasserie cuisine and feature a distinctly New York ambience with dramatic views of Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel, the Public Square and Gardens and the Hudson River.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be opening a restaurant in what is widely considered to be the most exciting and ambitious development in New York. It has long been a desire of ours to bring a new flagship restaurant to this amazing city. We spent a lot of time considering where to open and believe that the dynamism and creativity of Hudson Yards makes it the ideal location for us,” said chairman and CEO of D&D, Des Gunewardena.
“In my view, there is no other city besides London that can match the energy, vibrancy and diversity of the New York dining scene, and we are all incredibly excited to launch a new concept in what we think will become the new heart of Manhattan.”