Peter Luger Steak House heads overseas
The long-running Williamsburg icon Peter Luger Steak House will open its first international outpost in Tokyo in 2020. The global restaurant management company Wondertable will run the restaurant, which also has an outpost in Great Neck. Since it opened in 1887, Peter Luger has amassed accolades and a reputation as one of the top steakhouses in the world. It has become a bit of a tourist destination, too, so a global expansion tracks.
Critic visits Danny Meyer’s new penthouse restaurant on opening night
Danny Meyer’s Manhatta, located 60 floors up in a FiDi tower at 28 Liberty Street, opened yesterday, and the Post’s Steve Cuozzo paid it a first-night visit. He notes the low-key nature of the debut: The weather was foggy and imperfect, though that didn’t take away from the views, and it was full of locals rather than the celebs and influencers that restaurants try to court for their grand openings these days. Cuozzo writes that the best place to sit is in the corner that overlooks the East River and Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. And here’s a hot tip: According to Cuozzo, he received the $78 three-course prix fixe dinner for just $39 as part of a “soft opening” price that will potentially be honored all week. He recommends calling to be sure.
Another Anthony Bourdain memorial goes up in Manhattan
NYC-based popular street artist Bradley Theodore painted a new mural honoring Anthony Bourdain, who died last month at the age of 61. The painting lives on the Lower East Side at 104 Delancey Street on an abandoned former Chase bank that has been the site of many art projects for several years.
Closings and a coming attraction
On the Upper West Side, Mexican restaurant Riviera Maya at 301 West 96th St. has been closed for a few weeks, and a marshal’s notice is posted to the door. Also in the neighborhood, Polpette shuttered its 483 Amsterdam Ave. location but remains open on West 71st St. On the Lower East Side, pan-Asian restaurant Doka Square at 53 Delancey St. shuttered after three years. Meanwhile, signage has gone up for The Dumpling Shop in the East Village at 124 Second Ave.