David Burke to Open PARK AVENUE KITCHEN-Restaurant with Double Dinner Option in New York

David Burke to Open PARK AVENUE KITCHEN-Restaurant with Double Dinner Option in New York

David Burke, the internationally recognized, award-winning chef and an icon in the American culinary landscape, has announced that his David Burke Hospitality Management Group has formed a partnership with The Stahl Organization, a real estate investment and development firm to create and operate a 6,248-square-foot restaurant complex in Stahl’s 277 Park Avenue building.

The future Park Ave Kitchen, scheduled to open in May 2023, is the final component of a $125 million capital improvement program designed to modernize and create amenities for the 50-story Class A office tower. As a sister restaurant to 277 Park Avenue, it will showcase Burke’s whimsically imaginative approach to contemporary American food with two dining concepts and provide catering services to the building’s tenants.

Located at the corner of 48th St. and Lexington Ave., Park Ave Kitchen’s dual dining persona will consist of a seasonally driven 148-seat Modern American brasserie, including a 16-seat bar, 22-seat lounge and a 49 seats. ‘Grab and go’ café-market offering a welcoming environment designed to encourage people to ‘grab and stay’. The brasserie, with its own corner entrance, will offer lunch and dinner; The market-café, with a dedicated entrance on Lexington Ave. or from the 277 Park Lexington Ave. lobby, will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. This will be Burke’s first entry into the fast casual space.

Together, Park Ave Kitchen will be the first of Burke’s 15 restaurants in the US and Saudi Arabia to offer an app that will post daily specials and allow users to order delivery.

Burke imagines that self-service cafe food is cosmopolitan. Offerings will include freshly baked sweet items from David Burke’s Dixie Lee Bakery, an 89-year-old Keansburg, NJ institution that he acquired in May of this year. For the brasserie, he plans a seasonal approach to the menu that includes: signature dishes like ribs and roast chicken; some of the pasta and pizza that have become so popular at several of his other restaurants; and new items developed specifically for Park Ave Kitchen.

“We see Park Ave Kitchen as a new asset to the Midtown East community, as well as being an important new amenity to the 277 Park Avenue building. The ‘grab and stay’ concept for the cafe is about creating space and a atmosphere where people, those in the building and throughout the area will want to settle in for a while to work and collaborate,” Burke said. “The brasserie’s food and drink offerings, complemented by a high degree of hospitality, will be similar to other restaurants, both a cozy neighborhood place as a dining destination.

The space, which will allow some of the cafe seating to be absorbed into the more formal brasserie as needed, will be designed by Lemay + Escobar, who worked with Burke to create David Burke’s Orchard Park in East Brunswick, NJ. While Park Ave Kitchen’s two dining options will be visually distinct, elements such as a variety of mosaic tiles and exposed ceilings that lend an industrial-chic look will be in evidence throughout. A feature wall of pink Himalayan salt, a David Burke design signature, will shine in the brasserie under striking chandeliers, and ribbed glass partitions will define cozy seating areas.

Packed with tempting displays of fresh produce, the market-café will project a European vibe and feature a bright yellow flatbed truck as its visual centerpiece.

While Park Ave Kitchen will be Burke’s first new venture in New York City in nearly three years, he has opened eight restaurants (six in the US and two in Saudi Arabia) since March 2020. Four of them are in his home state of New York. Jersey, where Burke now has seven distinctly different restaurant concepts, as well as the recently acquired bakery that will supply desserts and baked goods to all of Burke’s New Jersey restaurants, as well as David Burke Tavern, its flagship, and Park Ave. Kitchen.

About David Burke

The driving force behind his eponymous hotel management company, David Burke, in addition to being an internationally renowned chef, is a restaurateur, artist, philanthropist, businessman, author, educator, collector, puppeteer and minister. His uniquely whimsical and limitlessly creative approach to contemporary American cuisine has made him an icon on the global culinary scene. Burke and his highly-skilled David Burke hospitality management team currently operate or orchestrate the culinary component of 15 restaurants, a historic event venue, and a bakery in the United States and Saudi Arabia. They also oversee a growing list of David Burke brand products, including: cookware; bakeware; steak sauce; cutlery; and wine.

To learn more about David Burke, visit https://chefdavidburke.com/.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of David Burke

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