The team behind Greenpoint favorite Five Leaves is expanding.
Hip London hotel brand the Hoxton — which plans to open four U.S. locations in the next year — marks its foray into America this weekend, and as part of the debut, will have three restaurants and bars manned by Jud Mongell (Five Leaves) and Zeb Stewart (Cafe Colette, Union Pool, Hotel Delmano), with oversight from Five Leaves chef Warren Baird.
The 175-room hotel in the former Rosenwach Water Tower factory, located at 97 Wythe Ave. between North 9th and North 10th streets, will have three restaurants and bars total, Klein’s, Backyard, and Summerly.
Claiming the Hoxton’s lobby will be Klein’s, an all-day restaurant designed to look like “the original brick carriage house that anchored the site of the Rosenwach Water Tower Factory,” according to representatives of the hotel. Expect takes on American classics like eggs Benedict with tasso ham and roasted tomato hollandaise, littleneck clams with chorizo, and a blue cheese burger with mayo and house-made pickles. Brian Valencia, who will serve as the Hoxton’s North American beverage director, is behind Klein’s cocktails, like a colada made with mezcal, rum, coconut liqueur, pineapple syrup, and Prosecco. He previously worked at Soho House in West Hollywood.
Those looking for more of a grab-and-go experience can hit up the nearby coffee bar for a La Colombe refuel, a blue-green butterfly pea matcha latte, plus sweets by Jean-Georges alum pastry chef Celina Rella.
Up the stairs (accessible from the side entrance on North Ninth Street), the Hoxton’s second floor terrace will house a super casual restaurant and bar called Backyard — a space decorated with plush furniture, lounge chaise, and ping pong tables.
The vibe here is mellow, and it’s where to drop in for a no-utensil menu of wood-roasted nachos, a roasted pork and barbecue shrimp sandwich, and what the property is calling an “Ozzie Dog,” basically a hot dog topped with chili, cheese, potato sticks, and green Tabasco. Libations are by in-house beverage manager Chad Dutkowski, and they veer on the spritzy side, with a number of pitcher cocktails like No Jacket Required — a blend of mezcal, yellow Chartreuse, Lillet, watermelon juice, yuzu, and citrus bubbles.
Finally, the rooftop will have a bar with seafood called Summerly. The coastal New England-inspired restaurant will serve wood-fired lobster rolls, corn fritters, and clam pie beside biodynamic and natural wines, plus a slew of lighter drinks and large-format cocktails like One Drink & I’m Going Home (vodka, ginger, green apple, cucumber, lime, and Prosecco).
The aesthetic won’t be too far off from other Hoxton locations. And if the homey meets vintage meets luxe getup appears at all familiar, it’s because Soho House helped out with aesthetics, in conjunction with Pasricha’s in-house creative team, Ennismore Design Studio.
The hotel, as well as Klein’s, open on September 9th. Backyard and Summery are slated to open on the 17th.