Charlie Bird’s chef Ryan Hardy, wine guru Robert Bohr, and the respected somm Grant Reynolds have formed a restaurant group called Delicious Hospitality that’s spearheading a to-be-named restaurant in the Henry Hall building at 515 West 38th Street on track to open in October.
For now, the name and the concept are under wraps at this new construction, mixed-use building with 224 apartments in Hudson Yards — the neighborhood, not the Thomas Keller-curated project. “When people ask you to tell them about Hudson Yards, you’ll only need two words,” reads the over-the-top promo on the new building’s website: “‘Henry’ and ‘Hall’ — preferably in that order. But context is everything… Downtown food and beverage group, Delicious Hospitality, will offer their latest venture right at your doorstep.”
The restaurant is separate from a project that wasn’t meant to be between the Charlie Bird team and the world renowned chef Laurent Gras that was supposed to open in the former Bar Truman space at Chelsea Market, according to Community Board 4 reports earlier this year. A spokesperson said the partnership disbanded.
Charlie Bird opened at 5 King Street in 2013, with wood-fired pizza destination Pasquale Jones debuting in early 2016. Eater critic Ryan Sutton pointed out the great wine offerings — also from Bohr: “The importance of these wine lists can't be understated,” he wrote. “They expose their restaurant’s diners to wines they might not otherwise encounter, the sort of thing you might only otherwise expect to find at Michelin-starred French spots or trendy small plates places with pedigreed chefs.”
Stay tuned for details.