THE AVIARY NYC NOW OPEN AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, NEW YORK
Reservations now available for the state-of-the-art lounge from Chef Grant Achatz located on the hotel’s 35thfloor
The Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, New Yorkand Chicago-based co-owners Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas of the widely-acclaimed Alinea Group have announced the opening of The Aviary NYC. Featuring a distinctive culinary approach to cocktails and service, The Aviary NYC also includes The OfficeNYC, a speakeasy-style environment, balancing the world of old and new. The concept is Chef Achatz and Kokonas’ inaugural hotel partnership and first location outside of Chicago. Both spaces were designed by Tihany Design and are located on the hotel’s 35thfloor. Reservations for The Aviary NYC are now available and can be made by visiting theaviarynyc.tocktix.com.
Drink Experience at The Aviary NYC
The Aviary NYC provides an interactive journey for guests, where inventive cocktails and small food plates complement the drink experience.Unique to the New York City location, The Aviary NYC offers an all-day menu where the team’s progressive and creative approach to inventing interesting flavor combinations are featured in unexpected ways.Reflecting the core principles of the Chicago flagship, while incorporating the historically-rich cocktail culture of New York City paired with panoramic viewsof Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, the90-seatAviary NYCprovides visitors with an experience like no other.
From masterminds Chef Grant Achatz and Chicago-based Beverage Director Micah Melton, the drink experience atThe Aviary NYCfeatures a diverse multi-course menu reflecting both Chicago and New York. Cocktail highlights include theWake and Bake, inspired by breakfast in Manhattan. Featuring Aviary-selected single barrel rye whiskey, coffee and orange are infused into Vermouth and a pillow with the aroma of everything bagels is opened tableside revealing all of the aspects of a perfect morning in New York City: coffee, orange juice, a bagel and of course – whiskey.
Perfect for fall, theBoom Goes The Dynamitecocktail, is served hot and features two types of rums, vanilla bean infused rooibos tea, violet sugar and vanilla liquor which are poured into a decanter. Dry ice is added to release the aromatics of brewing tea allowing the cocktail to cool to a perfect temperature for drinking and to take the chill off of a cool autumn evening.
Food Menu at The Aviary NYC
Unlike the Chicago location,The Aviary NYCis the first to offer meal periods that extend beyond evening service. In partnership with Chef Grant and Chicago’sAviary and The Office’sExecutive Chef Dan Perretta, the team has developed a menu thatincorporates the same attributes, philosophies and products as the Chicago location, but with a twist, taking inspiration from New York City.
Menus are offered as part of “All Day Dining” featuring breakfast, brunch and small lunch plates with “Evening Service” focusing on more substantial dinner plates. Menu highlights include Chef Grant’s signatureBlack Truffle Explosionplate, made famous at his Alinea restaurant, featuring ravioli filled with exploding truffle in liquefied form;Thai Pork Bellywith young coconut and banana curry andA5 Miyazaki Wagyuwith pickled young ginger, Tofu misozuke and yuzu kosho mustard.
Visitors to the space can also indulge in a memorable dining journey with two Chef’s Tables, seating up to two guests each. Here, guests can take in panoramic views of the city while receiving an up close and personal look into The Aviary NYC’s drink kitchen.
Guests can book an experience starting from three-courses, along with five-courses and special Chef’s Table experiencesby visitingtheaviarynyc.tocktix.com.
The Office NYC
Accessible via an entrance located adjacent toThe Aviary NYC’sglass-enclosed drink kitchen, the 44-seatOffice NYC, which opened in early July 2017, provides an intimate speakeasy-style environment for visitors. The lounge featuresa world-class rare spirits collection including a Hector Romain Cognac dating back to 1835, among other “dusty bottle cocktails.” Additionally, The Office NYC showcases a deep spirits collection; pre-Prohibition style cocktails; signature offerings and “Dealer’s Choice,” where bartenders create a tailored drink based on patron’s preferences, ranging from citrus or herbal tones and favorite seasons to their favorite movie characters, destinations and more. Food menu offerings from Chef Grant and Chef Dan include freshVegetable Cruditéswith Snap Pea Bavarios;Prime Ribeye Tartarewith Mustard Aioli, Egg Yolk and Cornichons;Musselswith Smoked Bacon, Leeks and Roasted Garlic and other eclectic dishes.
“It’s been exciting to collaborate alongside these talented restaurateurs and to see The Aviary NYC make its debut at Mandarin Oriental, New York,”said Susanne Hatje, General Manager. “The addition of these new food and drink concepts will position our hotel as a true destination experience for visitors alike. From our Five-Star accommodations and wellness experiences to exceptional culinary and innovative beverage offerings, this will further position the hotel as a leader in the world of New York City hospitality.”
“To see The Aviary NYC and The Office NYC finally come to life is fulfilling for the entire Alinea Group Team,” said Nick Kokonas, co-owner of The Alinea Group. “We feel through this partnership with Mandarin Oriental, New York and the entire Hotel Group, that the space will truly honor the New York restaurant and hospitality community and attract a multitude of international visitors and culinary enthusiasts alike.”
The Aviary NYCis open Sunday through Tuesday from9:00AM to 1:00AM with last call at 11:30PM and Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00AM to 2:00AM with last call at 12:30AM.The Aviary NYCwill open with limited hours and seating availability before opening for All Day service.The Office NYCis open from 5:00PM to 12:00AMon Sunday through Thursday and from5:00PM to 1:00AMon Friday and Saturday.