Mandarin Oriental, New York and 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 restaurant also includes The Office NYC, 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 35th floor.
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 flavour combinations are featured in unexpected ways.
Cocktail highlights include the Wake 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, the Boom Goes the Dynamite cocktail, 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.
Unlike the Chicago location, The Aviary NYC is the first to offer meal periods that extend beyond evening service.
Reservations for The Aviary NYC are now available and can be made here.