Agern plans to reopen next month
Nordic phenom Claus Meyer’s Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant Agern in the Grand Central Terminal is finally ready to reopen, about three months after it shuttered due to a flood caused by nearby construction. The restaurant will make its reentrance on Wednesday, July 19. Reservations are already live on the website. The fine dining restaurant originally opened in spring of 2016. Shortly after, the Times awarded it three stars, and the Michelin guide awarded it one.
(Almost) no more hard hats for Agern! We reopen July 19th and can't wait to get back to doing what we love! We wouldn't be able to reopen our doors without the support and generosity of our restaurant community here in New York, our dedicated staff, and the kindness of our guests and neighbors. Thank you for everyone's encouragement, well wishes, and friendship during these challenging months. Reservations are now open at agernrestaurant.com. We can’t wait to see you!
Bloomberg finally catches up to how poke is a big trend
About a year and a half after poke started taking off across the country, Bloomberg catches its financial-minded readers up to the fast-casual trend. The food native to Hawaii has taken off on the mainland partly due to economics — restaurateurs pay far less to open a poke restaurant than they would need to open one where the food needs to be cooked.
Seamore’s breezes on up to Montauk
Fresh on the heels of his new Seamore’s in Chelsea, Michael Chernow will be opening a waterfront pop-up at Montauk’s Breakers Hotel at 769 Old Montauk Highway. “Seamore’s is super excited to be closer to the fish,” Chernow says. “We’ll be serving the hits all summer long.” The restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner and Chernow is planning a soft opening this weekend. — Beth Landman
Remembering the Four Seasons power lunch
The Village Voice has a new article up about the legacy and evolution of The Grill’s power lunch. Joshua David Stein puts forth that this room helped “Trumpian blindness” rise. “One needn’t be a historian to realize that the very era to which The Grill pledges allegiance and pays homage is one premised on the supremacy of the white man,” he writes.
When bees descend on NYC
In case you missed it, Eater’s offices were swarmed by bees last week. Here’s the fascinating process of how they were safely removed: