Hudson Yards’ buzzy opening last year kicked off with a slew of restaurants backed by big shot chefs. Thomas Keller, David Chang, José Andrés—you’d lose track of how many Michelin stars the trio of toques have garnered through the years.
Yet, none will be able to compete with Peak. Located on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards, the 10,000-square-foot space is part restaurant, bar and event space slated to open on March 12th. We don’t know much about the food and drink offerings so far, but one thing is clear: the 360-degree views of New York will be unparalleled.
Peak is part of the tallest building within the Hudson Yards development, and it sits one floor above the much-anticipated opening of the Edge, a 1,131-foot-high open air observation deck, which is set to debut one day beforehand. The 7,500-square-foot outdoor space also affords panoramic views of NYC and is sure to be a tourist magnet.
Noted architect David Rockwell designed the 110-seat dining room and 45-seat cocktail bar, which rests on one side of the floor (the larger event space takes up another part). The restaurant and bar is operated by the Rhubarb Hospitality Collection, a London-base company, which also owns the pan Asian restaurant Wild Ink inside the Shops at Hudson Yards. They’ve tapped Chris Cryer (the former executive chef of Seamore’s) to lead the kitchen, which is expected to roll out a “modern American” menu emphasizing seafood sourced from local waters as well as produce.
For years, New York’s most notable restaurant with a bird’s eye view was Windows on the World, which sat on the 107th floor at the World Trade Center’s North Tower. But today, Danny Meyer’s Manhatta is perched on the 60th floor of a building in Fidi and the Rainbow Room and its Bar SixtyFive at Rockefeller Center is located on the 65th floor. The View Restaurant and Lounge spans the 47th and 48th floors of the New York Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square with a revolving rooftop restaurant.
Time Out New York has learned through a spokesperson that:"Peak and Edge are two very distinct experiences. Guests with reservations to dine at Peak can access the observation deck as part of their dining experience."