Legacy Records — the not-yet-open, but somehow-already-hot Mediterranean restaurant in Hudson Yards from the Charlie Bird team — will officially open to the public on March 6 with an Italian-leaning menu of pastas, crudos, and oven-roasted mains.
The all-day affair at 517 West 38th St., between 10th and 11th avenues, has a cafe space up with pastries and breakfast items in the morning, while the dinner menu, from chef Ryan Hardy, focuses more on the ocean. Scallops, razor clams, tuna, swordfish, and uni all star in crudos, while appetizers run from grilled pigeon to a root vegetable salad. Pastas are clearly the star of the show, with a seafood risotto, lamb sugo cavatelli, and chestnut tagliatelli with duck ragu all making appearances. Mains feature the usual rotation of meats — ribeye, chicken, branzino — roasted in the oven. The full menu is below.
Major wine guys Robert Bohr, Grant Reynolds, and Arvid Rosengren and PDT head bartender Jeff Bell are heading up the wine and cocktail programs, respectively, so expect accompanying drinks to be ambitious and interesting.
The space, designed by Ken Fulk, has all sorts of people sitting up and taking notice — a feature in Vogue last week described it as looking “like the members-only club you’ve somehow finagled your way into.” Some have already made it in though, for friends and family which took place this weekend, as well as private parties such as for financier Olivier D’Meza, where rappers Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh performed. But anyone can walk on in come March 6.