NoMad Heats Up New York’s Restaurant Scene
Who Said New York Is Over?
NoMad may have been hit hard in the pandemic’s first year – with several restaurants and inns shutting down in the small neighborhood north of Madison Square Park – but the space is now coming back to life.
Later this year, the Ritz Carlton Nomad and Virgin inns are expected to launch, attracting a bunch of latest restaurant openings.
NoMad is the brand new “it” space, Michelin-starred chef Hiroki Odo, owner of odo and HALL, just opened The Gallery and Sushi Muse on West 20th, The Post said.
“I think the NoMad district is on trend due to the new influx of flashy bars, restaurants and lounges,” she said. “The area, alongside the Flatiron District, has become a hotspot for exciting new culinary adventures with new luxury condos, beautiful iconic buildings and numerous office buildings helping to create heavy foot traffic.”
There’s a reason hostels like The Ritz Carlton and Virgin have flocked to NoMad, added Evgeny Zhuravlev, founding father of The Address Restaurant Group, which simply opened The NoMad Address on Broadway and 26th Street.
“NoMad… combines all three aspects of New York City: offices, residential elements, restaurants and tourism,” he said.
NoMad’s tasty new restaurants, which are served by East 25 in the south, East 30th in the north, Sixth Avenue in the west and Lexington in the east, include:
A blend of art space and culinary creativity, menu highlights embrace the ‘obanzai,‘a conventional type of Japanese delicacies originating in Kyoto that uses purely seasonal substances.
This modern restaurant “draws inspiration from European culinary traditions and modern American techniques, merging ingredients and flavor profiles from both food cultures into a dynamic menu of affordable and carefully crafted dishes,” according to Zhuravlev.
Little Mad: The restaurant group behind Her Name Is Han and Izakaya Mew, opened Little Mad, led by former Coucou chef Sol Han, and merges Korean flavors with French and Italian influences.
This Korean-American restaurant with neighborhoods in Midtown Manhattan and Union Square, has opened a 3rd outpost on Sixth Avenue and West 28th Street, serving small plates and open buns shaped like tacos.
The second-floor venue at 6 West Twenty-Eighth Street consists of a lounge area and personal karaoke rooms, where guests can order a brief menu of Korean and Japanese appetizers.
Vegetarian restaurant chain Planta has opened its first store in New York City at 15 West Twenty-Seventh Street.