Danny Grant, a two Michelin-Starred, Long Island native, is heading to our Magic City to spearhead a new restaurant called 1826 Restaurant & Lounge. After leaving Waldorf Astoria's critically acclaimed restaurant, RIA, last year, the Chicago-based chef has teamed up with Cypress Hospitality Group's founder and president, Geordy Murphy (the restaurant's managing partner), to create an "upscale Contemporary American" concept, slated to open early 2014. A press release informs that the restaurant's "seasonally driven menu ? features an innovative approach to Grant's classical French culinary technique".
As per décor, Murphy's tapped Prospect Design's Samy Cham, whose interior design experience includes the VIP Room in St. Tropez and Baoli in Cannes, to create an "industrial design aesthetic" with brushed concrete, warm woods, and subtle bronze accents.
1826 will have four floors to its name; the second serving as the dining area, the third and fourth as the restaurant's exclusive bar and lounge (where a late night menu will also be available).The restaurant portion of 1826 will be open Sunday through Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m. and Friday to Saturday from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.; the bar/lounge will be open from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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