Traveling to Paris this Summer is now as exciting as dining in the new Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York, an outpost of the original in Paris. Opened July 13, the Pan-Asian cuisine restaurant sits in the heart of New York’s TriBeCa neighborhood featuring a modern take on the classic Buddha-Bar menu, breathtaking interior design and famed Buddha-Bar music and energy.
The menu for Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York is led by Executive Chef Andrew Riccatelli, who has held former leadership positions with Jean-Georges, Bobby Flay, Bagatelle and most recently David Burke, and feature modern takes on dishes from the robata grill, fresh sashimi, finely curated maki rolls, and Thai-inspired curries, among other signature and new dishes including A5 Miyazaki wagyu ribeye with crispy rice, soy emulsion, and garlic chips, and whole roasted cauliflower with black bean-chili oil, peanut and mint.
The restaurant sits within a historic landmarked building in a vaulted two-story space with meticulous, opulent modern design perfectly aligned with the rustic beams and bricks of the original structure. The custom, more than 16-foot, glass-hewn Buddha sculpture is a striking centerpiece and brand hallmark, and in this instance has been created with custom projections and digital art – creating an artistic focal point and adding to the unique Buddha-Bar ambience and vibe. The restaurant’s interiors feature fully custom décor and furnishings commissioned from Milan-based Laura Meroni, as well as custom-designed large-scale metal pendant lights that hang in the main dining room.
“New York is the capital of the world, and New York deserves to have a restaurant like this. We spent more than six years searching for the right space, and more than five years building out the space, and we are thrilled to be opening the doors of Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York,” Stefan Stefanov, Managing Director, said about the opening.
Buddha-Bar Restaurant New York is open for nightly dinner, with brunch service to follow. For hours, reservations or more information, call (212) 256-0360 or visit buddhabarnewyork.com. Buddha-Bar New York is located at 62 Thomas Street, between West Broadway and Church Streets.