Superstar chef José Andrés reveals upcoming restaurants at Ritz-Carlton
Whether it’s a disaster site or communities hit hard by the pandemic, José Andrés regularly crisscrosses the globe with his nonprofit World Central Kitchen to help out. But come this fall, the celebrated chef will be spending more time in NYC with the opening of Zaytinya and Bazaar by José Andrés at the Ritz-Carlton New York in Nomad, located at 1185 Broadway, at West 28th Street.
Andrés’s ThinkFoodGroup will be in charge of the food-and-beverage offerings at the luxury hotel, which is still under construction and located across the temporarily-shuttered Nomad Hotel. Zaytinya — a Washington, DC favorite since 2002 serving Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese fare — is set to open first this fall. The Bazaar will debut a few months later and is typically more extravagant with dishes like caviar-topped tacos and a tortilla de papatas “new way” served with potato espuma.
While Andrés has nearly 30 restaurants in cities across the country and world, his Mercado Little Spain at Hudson Yards was his first NYC project. Yesterday, Eater Chicago reported that Andrés is opening his first of three restaurants in Chicago with an all-day cafe called Joe by the River this summer.
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