Modern brasserie to join landmark new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side
London’s leading restaurant group, D&D London, today announced that it will bring a new chef-driven restaurant concept to Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s next great neighborhood spanning 28 acres on the city’s West Side. Slated to open in fall of 2018, D&D’s yet-to-be-named modern brasserie concept will join the collection of more than a dozen restaurants curated by renowned chef Thomas Keller and Related Urban President and 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,” said Chairman and CEO of D&D Des Gunewardena. "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. 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.”
“Des and D&D have created some of the most exciting and inventive dining concepts in the UK,” said Kenneth A. Himmel, president and chief executive officer of Related Urban, who is co-curating the dining experiences at Hudson Yards. "We are very excited for D&D London to bring their unique perspective to Hudson Yards, the new epicenter of New York dining. Their new concept will be the perfect addition to Manhattan’s newest neighborhood, and offer an exciting new experience for Hudson Yards’ residents, employees and visitors alike.”
“We are excited to have D&D joining our Hudson Yards community, bringing a taste of its London influence to New York,” said chef Thomas Keller, who is co-curating the restaurant selection at Hudson Yards. "Restaurants are an integral part of the fabric of any neighborhood, and Hudson Yards—in concept, design and execution—will be an anchor and destination for Manhattan’s West Side."
Founded by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi in 2006, following a buyout of Conran Restaurants, D&D London is central to London’s restaurant scene, owning some of the capital’s most celebrated restaurants, including German Gymnasium, Quaglino’s, Le Pont de la Tour, Chelsea’s famous Bluebird and city favorite Coq d’Argent. Now, with a portfolio of 35 restaurants and one hotel, D&D London is set to bring its signature style and first-class cuisine to one of the largest private real estate developments in American history.
D&D’s new home, Hudson Yards, developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group, is the largest private real estate development in the nation’s history. The new neighborhood will be home to more than 100 shops and restaurants—including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus—dozens of the world’s corporate business leaders, state-of-the-art modern residences, a unique cultural space, 14 acres of public open space, a new 750-seat public school and a 200-room Equinox® branded luxury hotel—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. For more information on Hudson Yards, please visit www.HudsonYardsNewYork.com.
About D&D London:
D&D London is a group of luxury restaurants, bars and hotels based principally in London, but also with venues in Leeds, Paris and Tokyo. Today D&D London owns and operates 34 restaurants and an award-winning hotel. D&D has achieved numerous accolades across the group recognizing its exceptional food, design, service and sustainability. The group currently holds a Michelin Star at Angler. D&D was also named the "Sustainable Large Restaurant Group of the Year 2015" by the Sustainable Restaurant Association. For more information on D&D London, please visit danddlondon.com.
About Hudson Yards:
Hudson Yards is an entirely new neighborhood on Manhattan’s West Side, the largest private development in the United States and comprises more than 18 million square feet of mixed-use development. The site itself will include over 100 shops and restaurants, including New York City’s first Neiman Marcus and signature restaurants by Chefs Thomas Keller, José Andrés, Costas Spiliadis and D&D London; approximately 4,000 residences; 14-acres of public open space; a new 750-seat public school and an Equinox® branded luxury hotel with more than 200 rooms—all offering unparalleled amenities for residents, employees and guests. Ten Hudson Yards—home to Coach Inc., L’Oréal USA, The Boston Consulting Group, German software engineering firm SAP, VaynerMedia, Intersection and Sidewalk Labs—opened in May of 2016.
Sales for the 285 residences at 15 Hudson Yards have commenced. Fifty-Five Hudson Yards, home to Boies, Schiller & Flexner; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP; Point72; and MarketAxess will open in 2018. The one-million-square-foot Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards and 5-acre Public Square and Gardens and Vessel by Heatherwick Studio, will open in the fall of 2018 – followed in 2019 by 30 Hudson Yards, home to KKR, Wells Fargo Securities, Time Warner, CNN, HBO, Turner Broadcasting, Warner Bros., and DNB Bank, and the site’s mixed-use tower, 35 Hudson Yards. For more information about Hudson Yards, please visit www.HudsonYardsNewYork.com.
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