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The downstairs bar area

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A Look at Legacy Records, the Lavish New Restaurant from the Charlie Bird Team

The Hudson Yards restaurant is awash in golds and emerald green

A snowstorm and far (far) west location didn’t stop Legacy Records, the new Hudson Yards Mediterranean restaurant from the team behind Charlie Bird and Pasquale Jones, from being full up on its second night in business. Dedicated diners, or perhaps just those who live nearby, thronged the bar and tables within for a taste of the newest restaurant in town located at 517 West 38th St. between 10th and 11th avenues.

Legacy Records has gotten play far beyond the typical food publications; magazines such as Vogue and Architectural Digest are taking notice because of a certain person’s involvement: Ken Fulk, a San Francisco designer extraordinaire who’s known for his opulent, colorful, and sometimes wacky aesthetic and spare-no-expense style.

That point of view shows in the space here, where royal emerald green rules the rooms, smooth marble abounds, luxe gold takes over the ceiling and fixtures throughout, and rich mahogany grounds it all. To keep the vibes playful — and a little weird — art from people such as Mickalene Thomas lines the walls and a large, lively mural from artist Chris Lux takes over the upstairs bar, while hip hop blares from the speakers.

The restaurant is separated into three distinct areas, with a ground floor bar that functions as a cafe during the day, the ground floor dining room, and an upstairs private events space that will open as a separate cocktail and wine lounge later this month. Here now, a look at Legacy Records’ vivid space.

The downstairs bar and dining room

The downstairs bar at Legacy Records
The downstairs bar
Legacy Records
Every inch of space is designed out here
Mickalene Thomas’ photograph heading into the dining room at Legacy Records
Mickalene Thomas’ photograph heading into the dining room
The dining room at Legacy Records
The dining room
Royal emerald green walls in the dining room at Legacy Records
Royal emerald green walls in the dining room

Some food

Caramelle with ricotta, beets, poppy seed, and sage
Japanese uni with Dungeness crab and lime
Branzino with salsa verde and lemon
A housemade gelato trio

Caramelle with ricotta, beets, poppy seed, and sage; Japanese uni with Dungeness crab and lime; Branzino with salsa verde and lemon; A housemade gelato trio

The upstairs lounge and private events area

The upstairs bar at Legacy Records
The upstairs bar with Chris Lux’s mural
The upstairs lounge at Legacy Records
Heading into the upstairs lounge
The upstairs lounge at Legacy Records
The upstairs lounge
The lounge entrance area at Legacy Records
The lounge entrance area
The private dining room at Legacy Records
The private dining room

Legacy Records

517 West 38th Street, Manhattan, NY 10018 Visit Website
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