New York has no shortage of ultra-chic dining opportunities. Later this month, the eagerly anticipated Legacy Records will join the Big Apple food scene, promising to be a new hot spot. Instagram photos of foodies inside the new hot spot, despite it not even being open yet, give a sneak peek of a seafood-heavy menu.
The Charlie Bird team’s newest eatery is in Hudson Yards, located at 517 West 38th Street between 10th and 11th avenues. The restaurant features an 85-seat, two-story dining room connected by a posh staircase, as well as a café area that will primarily be utilized in the morning for breakfast items and pastries. Lunch and dinner patrons in the main dining room can expect Mediterranean dishes; photos that have been shared so far feature scallops and clams – a menu heavy with fish is what’s expected at Legacy Records.
Randy Hardy will serve as head chef, while head bartender Jeff Bell will oversee a wine and cocktail show that promises an eclectic and intriguing drink menu. Charlie Bird’s renowned wine director Arvid Rosengren, who was elected world’s best sommelier in 2016, has amassed a 350-bottle wine list with a heavy emphasis on Old World wine.
The restaurant was designed by San Francisco-based Ken Fulk, who is widely known for creating iconic spaces with an interesting aesthetic, so expect intriguing art, ambience lighting, leather, velvet and brass. (Fulk has previously stated that his design was inspired by vintage, high-end luggage.) And, in a nod to the recording studio which was once located in the building Legacy Records will occupy, hip hop music will blare from the speakers.