More details are out on the Delicious Hospitality project in Hudson Yards — that collaboration project from Charlie Bird chef Ryan Hardy, wine guru Robert Bohr, and respected somm Grant Reynolds — which is called Legacy Records and also brings in PDT founder Jim Meehan for a Mediterranean all-day concept.
Bloomberg has the lowdown on the new restaurant, which sits on the bottom two floors of luxury apartment building Henry Hall at 515 West 38th Street. The floors are connected by a “dramatic” staircase and have many components: an 85-seat dining room and all-day cafe on the ground floor, with a bar, wine lounge, outdoor space with a 120-foot glass wall, and two private dining rooms on the second level.
Downstairs, Hardy’s menu will feature lots of seafood and a risotto, while upstairs will be lighter bar food — plus, of course, a requisite burger. The all-day cafe is admittedly taking cues from Danny Meyer’s Daily Provisions, with chocolate croissants, yogurt with figs, and other baked goods.
Upstairs is all about the drinks, with Meehan, award-winning bartender Jeff Bell, and Charlie Bird wine director Arvid Rosengren. Rosengren is assembling a 250-bottle wine list that is promised to be under 100 pages, with unusual selections from places like the Canary Islands. Meanwhile, Meehan and Bell are consulting on the cocktails, with classics for downstairs and more experimental versions upstairs, plus a rare spirits list.
As for the look, San Francisco high-end designer extraordinaire Ken Fulk (Leo’s Oyster Bar, Sequoia Room) is on the job, and his inspiration — “luxury luggage” — is laughably on-brand. Teak wood, white marble, brass, caramel leather banquettes, velvet seats, and charred wood will all be incorporated.
This luxe project is on track for the fall, likely when the building opens in October. Stay tuned for more.