NYC Restaurants Makeovers Worth Checking Out

NYC Restaurants Makeovers Worth Checking Out

Recently three new bar and restaurant destinations have opened or expanded for you to enjoy on your trip to the Big Apple. Two-time “World’s 50 Best Bar” winner The Dead Rabbit in expanding to double its guest capacity. Farm to Burger, new from the Dear Irving team (named one of NYC's most romantic bars), brings pasture-raised beef, organic chicken and “Impossible" (vegetarian) patties to the new Aliz Hotel in Midtown West. And Brigitte Bistro Moderne, which salutes Brigitte Bardot with its elegant, yet casual French fare on the Lower East Side. Please see below for more details.



1) The Dead Rabbit’s Expansion to More Than Double Guest Capacity and No Wait Time

  • What to Enjoy:

    • Much more spacious Taproom and upcoming added space for Parlor guests mean speedier service and no more one-hour waits

    • The expansion includes the launch of a “bar within a bar” dedicated exclusively to serving The Dead Rabbit’s legendary Irish Coffee

    • Continued commitment to serving NYC’s best pint of Guinness and the largest selection of Irish whiskey in North America

  • What to Sip: Legendary cocktails, including Hypnotist (Aquavit, Armagnac), Bark at the Moon (Mezcal, American Gin), Witch Hunt (Irish Whiskey, IPA Beer), Irish Coffee, as well as Guinness and Irish whiskey

  • The Team: Owners Sean Muldoon and Jack McGarry, along with partner and Beverage Director Jillian Vose


2) Farm to Burger Brings Pasture-Raised Beef, Organic Chicken, Sustainable Seafood and “Impossible” Vegetarian Patties to Midtown West

  • Burgers to Enjoy:

    • All American - A 6 oz. Piedmontese beef burger topped with sharp cheddar cheese, bacon-tomato jam, shredded lettuce, tomato and red onion, as well as bread and butter pickles

    • Great Jones - A splurge-worthy 10 oz. peppercorn-crusted Kobe beef burger with green olive salsa verde, horseradish cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion

    • Millennial - An Impossible Burger with tahini, griddled tomato, lettuce, red pickled onions on a multigrain bun that is perfect for vegetarians

    • “Hot” Chicken Sandwich - A fried organic chicken thigh with pickled cabbage-pineapple slaw and mayonnaise

  • What to Sip: Vanilla, Chocolate and Malted Milkshakes, served in retro glass milk containers

  • The Team: Yves Jadot and Alberto Benenati, the duo behind some of NYC’s most romantic cocktail bars, Dear Irving and The Raines Law Room


3) Brigitte Bistro Moderne Salutes Brigitte Bardot with Elegant, Yet Casual French Fare on the Lower East Side

  • Modern French Fare to Enjoy:

    • Bay Scallop Crudo, Chive Broth, Endive, Pernod “Pop Rocks”

    • “Beef Duo,” Sweet Garlic Purée, Pomme Dauphine, Pickled Porcinis

    • “Duck, Duck, Goose,” Gooseberry, Pistachio

    • Dulce de Leche Mille Feuille, Caramel Ice Cream, Fleur de Sel

  • What to Sip: Orange wine, part of the wine
    list, curated by Chris Lauber, is a combination of well-known and under the radar producers, along with several vineyard exclusives

  • The Team:
    Michelin-starred veterans Chef Kamran Naseem (formerly of Junoon, The Four Seasons and Aureole) and Managing Partner Chris Lauber (formerly of Jean-Georges, Aldea and Aureole)


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