Richard Hales (best known for Blackbrick Chinese in Midtown) has taken over the former Seagrape space inside The Confidante—reviving the hotel’s grim lobby restaurant and giving local fried-chicken fans a new place to get their fix. Every day guests will find a new “bone” (meat special) and “bird” (poultry special), plus chef Hales’ famous hot chicken and a smattering of traditional southern sides. While the namesake dishes are not to be missed, it’s the starters that really deserve the extra attention—especially the trio of tiny mason jars filled with egg salad and pimento cheese, among other spread options. Construction on the actual space won’t be completed until February 2017, but for now, guests may dine on the terrace and enjoy the perfect winter weather.
|Venue name:||Bird & Bone|
4041 Collins Ave
|Cross street:||at 40th St|
|Opening hours:||Sun–Thu 6–10pm; Fri–Sat 6–11pm|
|Transport:||Bus 62, 103, 110, 112, 113, 119|
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