One of Midtown’s best places for a dinner date, fancy cocktail, or celebratory feast is disappearing. Today, restaurateur/cocktail guru/maitre d’ Eamon Rockey sends word that his restaurant Betony is closing for good on New Year’s Eve. Almost four years ago, Russian entrepreneur Andrey Dellos hired Rockey and chef Bryce Shuman to turn the failed Brasserie Pushkin space into a new restaurant. The result was sophisticated fine dining establishment with food in the vein of Eleven Madison Park, where Shuman and Rockey first worked together years ago. Betony would eventually go on to earn three stars from the Times, and a Michelin star three years in a row.
The team has not offered any specific reason for the closure, or announced plans to revive the restaurant at a future date. But Rockey tells Eater: "We thank our guests for their loyal support and look forward to welcoming them into the restaurant for the remainder of this year." No word yet on what Shuman and Rockey have got planned next. But after New Year’s Day, they will immediately become two of NYC’s hottest free agents.
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