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Daniel Boulud plans new concept in New York City skyscraper

Chef joins elite group partnering in high-profile real estate developments

Famed New York restaurateur Daniel Boulud is joining an elite group of chefs bringing new dining concepts to high-profile real estate developments.

Boulud will partner with developer SL Green to create food-and-beverage offerings for One Vanderbilt Avenue, a 1,401-foot skyscraper office building planned for the East Midtown business district, next to Grand Central Terminal.

Details about the restaurant were not revealed, but Boulud said in a statement, “One Vanderbilt Avenue is one of those rare buildings that will be a New York City icon. I was drawn to its stunning design and one-of-a-kind location. The space being created for the restaurant is simply extraordinary and well-suited for the fine-dining destination I envision.”

Known for the eponymous restaurant Daniel, Boulud and his New York-based Dinex Group operate six restaurants, a catering company and three gourmet stores in New York, as well as concepts in Boston, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Montreal and Singapore.

On Manhattan’s West Side, Thomas Keller is co-curating the restaurants to come in the new Hudson Yards project.

The 28-acre mixed-use development will include new restaurants by Keller, along with chefs José Andrés and Costas Spiliadis. London restaurant group D&D London is also scheduled to open an 11,000-square-foot modern brasserie concept there.

Meanwhile, Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group is developing dining options for a seven-acre mixed-use development in Washington, D.C., scheduled for completion in 2020. The group will develop at least one concept there, and will curate others. 

In New York, USHG is also planning an as-yet-unnamed new restaurant high in the 28 Liberty Street tower, with 360-degree views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding boroughs.

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