The outposts of Zaytinya, one of his restaurants in Washington, DC, and the Bazaar by Jose Andres, arrive in a new Ritz-Carlton hotel in Manhattan.
Jose Andres, the chef and restaurateur of Spanish origin known for organization of epic food initiatives disaster, was late in the game to establish a footprint in New York City, but it will make up for it later this year.
ThinkFoodGroup , its parent company, will take care of all food and drink at a new Ritz hotel- Carlton under construction and slated to open at NoMad this fall at 1185 Broadway (28th Street). In 2019, Mr. Andres's group opened Mercado Little Spain , with a market, food hall, and restaurants in the Hudson Yards development; it remains one of the few restaurants still operating in the complex, with several others having closed due to the pandemic.
His new restaurants at the Ritz -Carlton will be branches of restaurants he runs in other cities. Zaytinya is the first and will open in the fall. Its location in Washington, D.C., has served small plates of Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisine since 2002.
Jose Andres' Bazaar will follow a few months later. It is a sumptuous but informal restaurant with changing shapes that is personalized to particular places: in Miami Beach, its dishes reflect Latin American and Caribbean influences; in Las Vegas, it's meat-focused. The concept for New York has yet to be announced. ThinkFoodGroup will also operate a rooftop bar and lounge, lobby lounge, banquets, and room service for the Ritz-Carlton.
The architect Rafael Vinoly designs the hotel, Rockwell Group designs Zaytinya and Lazaro Rosa-Violan will make Bazaar.
Prior to the opening of the Ritz-Carlton in New York, ThinkFoodGroup is expanding with a cluster of locations in Chicago, mainly in the office tower of the Bank of America. First this summer will be Joe by the River, an all-day cafe, and then Bazaar Meat, because a good steak works just as well in Chicago as it is in Las Vegas. The Mar bar for cocktails will follow. Jaleo, Mr. Andres' Spanish restaurant, which has four other locations around the country, will also open in Chicago's River North neighborhood.
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