The age old question of “where to go this weekend” just got a little easier! Looking for a luxurious evening with French inspired cuisine? Try Coco J’adore in the Meatpacking District. Looking for something more casual with great outdoor space and creative cocktails? Try Hidden Lane in between Gramercy Park and Union Square.
Officially opened on August 7th, indulge in rich European cuisine at new Meatpacking restaurant, Coco J’adore. Launched by the PMF Group, the chic restaurant and bar blends the finest French cuisine with a mischievous Parisian party ambience.
Dine on traditional French favorites, from cheese and charcuterie to escargots and filet mignon. or try the bistro’s sumptuous seafood dishes such as octopus, black ink, whole fish and decadent roast lobster. The eclectic menu takes inspiration from other elements of European culture with inspired dishes including braised rabbit gnocchi, rich risotto and Russian Caviar. After satisfying their appetite, guests are invited to extend their evening with the restaurant’s late-night party featuring performance artists selected to delight and surprise guests.
The interior is luxurious but inviting with cozy sea green velvet booths complemented by stunning gold accents. The unique entranceway features a stunning floor to ceiling wall of pale pink roses to welcome patrons inside. Owner and New York Restaurateur, Mario Carta, has worked in the industry for over 20 years opening local favorites; Chazal, Lea, Casimir, Chouchou and Pardon My French amongst others.
New cocktail lounge Hidden Lane is officially opening this summer on the cusp of Manhattan’s Gramercy Park and Union Square neighborhoods. The bi-level venue, designed by New World Design Builders, features many “hidden” elements including a secluded back patio offering respite from the hustle of the area. Hidden Lane is a welcoming cocktail bar with approachable drinks and an easygoing atmosphere. Upon arrival guests are greeted by a vast wall of greenery before descending to the main bar, hidden below ground level. Erotically suggestive silhouettes are cleverly obscured into the tile pattern on the bar facade. A semi-private back room is illuminated by an infinity mirrored box, as well as a retro oversized floral watercolor on the opposite wall. The box itself houses a neon sign that at first glance says “I Love You,” but upon closer observation reads “I’m Over You.” From this subterranean room, guests are led to a secret back patio generously illuminated with string lights and floating planter light pendants. The main feature of the outdoor space is a hand painted mural by Eva Buchmuller of a woman’s face that has been ingeniously veiled with hanging ivy so that viewers only catch a glimpse of her eyes. From here, guests are able to access the second-floor bar, complete with floating cedar beam shelves, supported by hot rolled, back lit metal steel straps. Hidden Lane now joins New World Design Builders’ impressive portfolio, including Catch Roof, Catch LA, Toro NYC, ABC Kitchen and Plunge Rooftop Bar and Lounge at the Gansevoort Hotel. The 2,200 square foot bi-level venue offers 110 seats and a capacity of 150. Open Sunday – Thursday from 4pm to midnight and Friday – Saturday from 4pm to 2am.