Keith McNally Opens First Restaurant in The Beekman Hotel
Being the foodie that I am I was really excited when I heard the great news that Keith McNally, who’s reputation in the New York City restaurant industry is highly respected was going to open up his third restaurant. Keith with a vast history of opening up hotspots in New York like his first, The Odeon in TriBeCa in the 80’s and his second, Pastis in the Meatpacking District. What is so distinct and unique about Augustine is that it is the first restaurant McNally opens in a hotel. GrubStreet.com says, “The hotel-condo conversion of a landmarked 1880’s office building distinguished most by its preserved architectural details and soaring nine-floor atrium” which in my humble opinion just adds to the dinning experience. Another added bonus to the experience will be the furniture environment you are in when you are enjoying your meal, McNally teamed up with Architect Richard Lewis and co-designer Ian McPheely who have furnished the 90-seat expanse of brown banquettes, vintage mirrors, and Art Nouveau tile. McNally has named his third restaurant Augustine after the fourth-century Christian Theologian and Philosopher which is suitable for a place of food, hunger, and thirst.
Editors Picks: The Augustine Jubilee, The Blackthorn, and The French Manhattan