Will Guidara, Daniel Humm, and Leo Robitschek have turned the building directly next door to The Library at The Nomad into a gorgeous two-story bar/restaurant. The new space, dubbed The Nomad Bar, has a massive bar as its centerpiece, with booths lining the first floor and a cluster of tables in the back. Up a flight of stairs, there's a separate dining area that overlooks the action at the bar downstairs. The layout is vaguely reminiscent of The Breslin down the block, and the aesthetic is somewhat similar to the Elephant Bar just off the dining room of The Nomad. Brian Canlis, of Seattle's famed Canlis restaurant, is helping the team with the opening.
The big surprise here is that Daniel Humm and James Kent have created a totally new menu with things like a pot pie inspired by their famous chicken for two (truffles and foie included), and a version of the "Humm Dog" that the chef created for PDT. Expect plenty of snacks and a handful of raw items too. As far as drinks are concerned, the new bar will serve classic cocktails, favorites from next door, large format beverages, and some new creations made with ultra-premium spirits. It sounds like The Nomad team basically created their own version of a pub here, and food is a big part of the equation.