The Breslin, 20 West 29th St.
Initial Projection: June
Current Debut Projection: October 1
Odds, On Time Arrival: 4-1
Eater Projected Opening Date: 10/10/09
Today, Abbe Diaz takes a peek at the Ken Friedman/April Bloomfield Ace Hotel project The Breslin, and while most of the details aren't exactly new, her transporting account is worth a read in its own right:
YAH SO theBreslin is set to open probably "october first." it’s about 150 seats. it has a big open kitchen. it will have two bars— a large one directly on the left if you enter from the street that’s an antique "purchased in harlem." there will be a "bar rail" oposite with small tables lined down the center. there’s a "grandfathered" mezzanine level as well, with a smaller (also antique) bar. there are refrigerated wine racks lining the wall, and there will be an "owner’s nook that looks down on everything" off in the corner at the end of the wine racks. downstairs will be "banquettes banquettes more banquettes" and one (or two?) with "a curtain" cuz he "always wanted to do that."Hear that? October 1. The Abbe Diaz plywood shot is to the left, while Eating In Translation's pic from the Ace Hotel lobby sits on the right.
· The Blabber on: The Breslin [Abbe Diaz]
· All Coverage of the Breslin [~E~]