Charlie Palmer's aggressive plans for Midtown are still in the process of being rolled out. In the past several months the chef has opened his bar Crimson & Rye and an outpost of his steakhouse Charlie Palmer Steak. This week he's debuting Upper Story, where his restaurant Astra once stood on the 14th floor of the Decoration & Design Building. Just like Astra, the refreshed space will function primarily as an event venue, and will serve lunch as the Upper Story Cafe, when it doesn't interfere with those events. The lunch menu offers fairly typical Midtown corporate fare. Expect several salads including a grilled chicken and miso, plus a burger, and a classic turkey club sandwich.
Upper Story, Charlie Palmer's Remake of his Midtown Event Space, Debuts This Week
The event space will double as a cafe during the day.