Greywind NYC

Christine Drinan, Founder

We like to chase the best and newest restaurants, and truthfully, there are few that ever warrant a return visit. Greywind NYC, which is in the expansion of the Hudson Yards neighborhood, is one of those places that deserves a spot on your rotation. The nutshell is Greywind is a neighborhood restaurant, where you’ll want to come back even if you don’t live in the neighborhood. It’s not that the food warrants a Michelin star, but it’s pretty darned good and the menu options are crowd pleasers. The atmosphere is one of its strongest virtues, and has the bones of good service and management team to support it. This is the Greywind NYC review.


Greywind NYC is an example of sticking with what you’re good at. Chef Dan Kluger of Loring Place and pizza spot Washington Squares has another neighborhood hit on his hands. This time though neighborhood is next to Hudson Yards, where Greywind is one of the most compelling reasons to come to the area on a weekend night. Greywind is a Modern American farm-to-table restaurant with a menu that’s interesting enough for foodies yet down-to-earth to become a nice staple in your repertoire.


They got it right at Greywind NYC when it comes to atmosphere. First, like Babbo, they play good music that sets the tone of the restaurant. In lieu of rock music, the theme at Greywind is more Ed Sheeran/John Legend pandora station. It’s piped through a lively dining room where  you can actually still hear your dinner companions, which is an art.

The lighting is just right, where it hits the spot for both groups celebrating birthdays and date night with couples. You feel like you’re in a  modern farmhouse, which also aligns with the farm-to-table vegetable forward menu. Parts & Labor, the same design firm that worked with Atera, created the clean, modern yet warm vibe of Greywind. There are only 60+ seats in the restaurant where they nailed it on the design, placement of tables, furniture and decor. The atmosphere is an equal reason, to the food, that you would make this your neighborhood restaurant.


Honestly, they had me at homemade cheez-its. The Greywind version though is supersized, and tastes identical to the original version. In fact, Greywind NYC excels at all their bread options, which is no surprise, as during the daytime, their bakery is open. There’s a $14 for seeded sourdough bread with homemade butter that’s worth it. I preferred that over the focaccia with ricotta and seasonal vegetable if you have to make a choice. Otherwise order it all.

The menu is vegetable forward, which especially shines through in the small plate courses. The snacks and small plates, which aren’t very small, are hands-down the stars of the menu.  I would come back just to nosh on a healthy selection of the starters. The fava and English pea fritters had a light as air aioli and the sugar snap peas were in a hearty buttermilk dressing.

The main courses were surprisingly just average, except for the roast chicken that was so tender and covered in barbecue sauce. I didn’t try the scallops, which I regret because I opted instead for the sea bream, which was fishy. They also pickled the ramps which just did not work with the whole fish dish. Also the pork is one of the most popular dishes, but the sauce the evening we were there was way too salty.

Save room for desserts as they cover all basis, with a lemon layer cake, chocolate tart, strawberry rhubarb crumble and an old fashioned ice cream sundae. I think the optimal meal here is actually every starter and small plate on the menu, then all the desserts.


The management and maitre’d team at Greywind NYC are the epitome of the warmth you need to have at a neighborhood restaurant. The moment you walk in, you are genuinely welcomed, even without a reservation. It doesn’t mean they’ll be able to accommodate you, but they give it their best shot, and there’s no attitude. If you have a reservation, you’re promptly seated as they clearly have their logistics locked down. This first impression of the dinner experience runs like a well-oiled machine.

The only glitches are they may not have quite enough experienced trained servers on the floor. This isn’t an uncommon issue as many restaurants will can’t fully staff their team with experienced servers. Our waiter was well-meaning and tried his hardest, but he was clearly pretty new to the position. However the management team knew how to head-off the issues as they stepped in to take our order. They also periodically checked in with us as clearly they were short-staffed and lacking in a server team with career experience.

Even with the less than perfect service, it’s hard to be disappointed when everyone tries so hard. We’ve been to other restaurants that have been open for a decade with less satisfactory experience. With their strong management team in place, the service at Greywind NYC will only level up to the rest of the restaurant experience.

Overall: 8/10

I hope that Greywind is here to stay.

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Q: Where is Greywind NYC located?

A: Greywind is next to the Hudson Yards at 451 10th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Q: What are the hours of operation of Greywind?

A: The hours of operation of Greywind NYC are as follows:

  • Closed
  • Closed
  • 5:30–9 PM
  • 5:30–9 PM
  • 5:30–9 PM
  • 5:30–9:30 PM
  • 5:30–9:30 PM

Q: What kind of food does Greywind NYC serve?

A: Greywind serves Modern American farm-to-table cuisine, with a notable focus creative vegetable menu items.


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