D&D London has announced it is launching a new “chef driven restaurant concept” in Hudson Yards in Manhattan.
Slated to open in autumn of 2018, D&D yet to-be-named modern brasserie concept will join the collection of more than a dozen restaurants curated by renowned chef Thomas Keller and Related Urban president and chief executive Kenneth A. Himmel.
The full Hudson Yards restaurant collection, which also includes concepts from Chefs José Andrés, Costas Spiliadis and Thomas Keller, will be housed primarily in the one million-square-foot Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yard. D&D’s 11,000 square foot restaurant will be on the fourth floor.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be opening a restaurant in what is widely considered to be the most exciting and ambitious development in New York. It has long been a desire of ours to bring a new flagship restaurant to this amazing city. We spent a lot of time considering where to open and believe that the dynamism and creativity of Hudson Yards makes it the ideal location for us,” said Chairman and CEO of D&D Des Gunewardena. “In my view, there is no other city besides London that can match the energy, vibrancy and diversity of the New York dining scene, and we are all incredibly excited to launch a new concept in what we think will become the new heart of Manhattan.”
“Des and D&D have created some of the most exciting and inventive dining concepts in the UK. We are very excited for D&D London to bring their unique perspective to Hudson Yards, the new epicenter of New York dining,” said Kenneth A. Himmel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Related Urban, who is co-curating the dining experiences at Hudson Yards. “Their new concept will be the perfect addition to Manhattan’s newest neighbourhood, and offer an exciting new experience for Hudson Yard’s residents, employees and visitors alike.”