Renowned British steakhouse chain Hawksmoor will debut its first US location in the Westfield World Trade Center in late 2017. Originating in London in 2006, Hawksmoor was founded by partners Will Beckett and Huw Gott. While the restaurant is patterned on the classic NYC steakhouse, it offers locally-sourced, dry-aged British beef from heritage breeds such as Hereford and Aberdeen Angus. It is named after architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, who designed Christ Church in London. There are now six locations in London and an additional one in Manchester. The NYC branch marks the company's first venture outside of the UK.
The restaurant has received generally positive reviews from British critics such as Giles Corcoran of the Times, Jay Rayner of the Guardian, and most recently Tom Parker Bowles for the Mail Online. Cocktails have also become a significant aspect of the restaurant. When it opens late next year the Hawksmoor will occupy 14,000-square-foot space within Three World Trade Center. The beef for Hawksmoor will be sourced domestically and the menu will offer familiar cuts such as T-bones and bone-in prime rib. Hawksmoor will also serve traditional English fare such as potted beef, bacon chips cooked in beef drippings, and braised pig trotters.