Midtown's dining scene is about to get a big-name boom. Celebrity chef Daniel Boulud announced this week his newest restaurant concept is headed to the One Vanderbilt Avenue tower next to Grand Central Station in New York City.
In a release, Boulud said the inner workings of the concept are still being fleshed out, though it will be a "fine dining destination" according to the chef. The 11,000 square-foot space will also be the anchor restaurant of the tower. The new skyscraper is still under construction but promises to be one of the tallest in the city, standing at 1,401 feet when it's completed in 2020.
In an exclusive by the New York Post, the new restaurant will be a big one, occupying the second floor overlooking Midtown. It will also get its own entrance. Expect high ceilings and a sizeable bar area, which Boulud said will appear "floating" in the air. On the first floor there will be an outpost of the Epicerie Boulud, an elevated to-go spot with other locations in The Plaza, Lincoln Center and the new World Trade Center. It's his first restaurant in an office building in New York, and one of the big moves around Midtown in the past year or so for celebrity chefs.