Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group Opens Manhatta and Bay Room in New York City. The executive Chef Jason Pfeifer pairs down-to-earth hospitality with sky-high views on the 60th floor of Fosun’s 28 Liberty building in Lower Manhatta.
A breathtaking view of New York
Ever wondered what it would be like to enjoy a delicious dinner while having a breathtaking view of New York City? At the Manhatta restaurant and bar, opened mid-year on the 60th floor of a historic building in Lower Manhattan, it is possible. The Statue of Liberty and the famous Brooklyn bridges are some of the background cloths facilitated by the four glass facades that border the Union Square Hospitality Group’s restaurant and Bay Room event space. His name, therefore, was inspired by Walt Whitman’s celebrated poem “Mannahatta,” which says, “A city of swift and shining waters, a city of pinnacles and masts, a city nestled in bays, my city!” But the fascination of experience is not limited to the beauty of the city that never sleeps. The menu signed by Executive Chef Jason Pfeifer celebrates the best of modern American cuisine with a touch of French flair, while wine selection was thought to reflect the elegance of space combined with the intimacy of a neighborhood restaurant.
Manhatta offers a three-course, prix-fixe dining room menu as well as a more casual, a la carte menu available at the bar. The prix-fixe menu features dishes such as Peekytoe Crab with poached leeks and frizzled artichokes; Veal Blanquette with wilted greens and mushrooms; Lobster Quenelles with trumpet mushrooms and chervil; and Wagyu Bavette with Pommes Anna and Harbison cheese. For the sweet course, guests can choose from dishes such as a Warm Date Cake with crème Fraiche ice cream and whiskey sauce; Blackberries with walnut gelato and sabayon; and a Butterscotch Soufflé.
Manhatta’s bar is led by Beverage Director Matt Whitney, who most recently served as sommelier at The Modern. At Manhatta, he aims to parallel USHG’s down-to-earth hospitality ethos by offering an approachable and satisfying range of wine and spirits that accommodate a variety of drinking preferences. Manhatta’s cocktail menu is rooted in the classics with its signature Manhatta cocktail and other Manhattan variations, but it also offers seasonal riffs inspired by the city’s history. The wine program highlights various regions of France, and in particular Burgundy, and combines a diverse mix of classic and well-known labels while introducing guests to up-and-coming producers from their favorite regions.
Photos: Courtesy Manhatta NY