• Saturday, October 21, 2017

Grant Achatz NYC

The Aviary NYC - There’s a New Sheriff in Town
June 14, 2017

For those who think that Midtown drink locales are rather uninspiring, there’s a new sheriff in town.  And he’s from Chicago.  Famed chef Grant Achatz of Alinea will be setting up shop late summer 2017 at the Mandarin Oriental New York.  From the first preview, expect that shop to be grand.  The 90-seat cocktail lounge will focus on inventive cocktails and small plates, complete with the can’t beat it views of Central Park from its perch 35 floors above the city. 

No cocktail lounge though would be complete without its own speakeasy.  An exclusive enclave to be called The Office, those lucky to get reservations will enter the small 40-seater hidden room through a secret passageway behind The Aviary’s kitchen.  Inspired by the early 20th century in speakeasy style, the lineup will focus on classic cocktails and rare spirits.  And we know how you feel about rare spirits.  Stick with us; we’ll keep you posted and be the first to report when The Aviary NYC opens.