Eater sources whisper that Tim and Nancy Cushman are opening a location of their acclaimed Boston Japanese restaurant O Ya in the Park South Hotel on East 28th Street. Word on the street is that the deal will be closed by the end of the week for the new location of O Ya and another restaurant in the hotel. What's more, an Eater tipster reports that Ted Kilpatrick, an alum of No. 9 Park, will helm the bars in the new hotel projects. Kilpatrick's Twitter bio currently reads: "Opening a couple bars in a hotel in midtown."
The hotel inhabits a century-old building near Madison Square Park. According to its website, the Park South Hotel is currently undergoing "exciting transformations." The hotel currently houses a bar called Black Duck, but the website also notes: "An intimate rooftop bar above The Park South Hotel will supplant the Black Duck bar when the hotel's sleek refashioning of guest rooms and restaurant/bar facilities is completed in the coming months."
O Ya is one of Boston's very best restaurants, so this would be a huge win for New York City. Eater has reached out to the Cushmans, Kilpatrick, and the hotel, but they have yet to confirm any details about the project. Stay tuned for more details on the new restaurants as they become available. And for more on what to expect from O Ya, check out Ryan Sutton's review from earlier this year.
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