Along with our boys at Curbed, we're doing the full reveal of the new Royalton Hotel today. Public spaces of the hotel are open for business, not the least of which are John McDonald's Brasserie 44 (above) and the lobby lounge (below). B44 is open for breakfast and snacks now and will open for dinner of October 23rd. In the lounge, a menu of light fare is being served, including a Charcuterie plate and a croque-monsieur. Scott Ekstrom is the chef, John McDonald the operator, all around guru, and chief menu guinea pig.
· The Royalton Makeover Revealed [Curbed]
· Royalton (and Bar Forty Four) open after renovation [NewYorkology]
· Plywood Special Reveal Edition: Brasserie Forty-Four [~E~]