Lotte New York Palace Opens Restaurant in The Villard Mansion / Luxurytravelmagazin / By Jannifer Bar / New York
Lotte New York Palace, one of the most iconic, luxury hotels in New York City, proudly announces the opening of its signature restaurant VILLARD. In the landmarked space that was commissioned over a century ago as a neo-Italian Renaissance residence known as The Villard Mansion, the VILLARD restaurant encompasses two dining rooms within this historic space – The Gold Room and Bar and Gallery Room.
Inspired by the bygone era of opulent hotels in New York City, VILLARD’s “power breakfast” concept offers the architectural grandeur of the original residence with a focus on genuine warmth and engaging hospitality.
Open Monday thru Friday from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, VILLARD will offer a New American menu comprised of “farm house” breakfast fare. Inspired by the classical cafes and bistros of Europe and using locally-grown and sourced eggs and dairy,
meats, home-baked breads and pastries, the menu will feature dishes such as Brioche Pudding French Toast with bourbon-spiked maple syrup; Farm House Spinach and Gruyere Popovers, dry aged New York strip “Steak & Eggs” and Lobster Pearl Pasta with a poached egg and orange-scented hollandaise.
Oscar Granados, Chef De Cuisine, oversees the culinary direction of the restaurant offering bright, fresh flavors married with international influences that are balanced with his classical training and technique.
Granados draws his culinary inspiration from fresh local ingredients, adding his signature style with a surprising blend of French, Asian and Latin influences.
“This is an exciting new chapter for Lotte New York Palace, and I look forward to bringing VILLARD to the forefront of the New York City breakfast and brunch scene. The breakfast room at Villard will be a unique and welcomed addition to the Midtown East neighborhood for hotel guests, local residents and business executives as well,” stated Martin Mariano, Director of Food and Beverage.
VILLARD’s stunning interiors stand as a living tribute to the Gilded Age. The dramatic two-story Renaissance-style Gold Room and Bar is the most famous of The Villard Mansion rooms.
The room is almost entirely gold, with gilt ceilings, walls and wainscoting. Since the room was originally intended to serve as a music room, there is an elaborate suspended balcony at the room’s north end. The Gallery Room will feature a cleaner, contemporary feel accented by natural, ambient soft light filtering through the windows.
Guests will enter the restaurant from atop the hotel’s grand interior staircase, with a glowing wall of gold champagne bottles creating a dramatic backdrop.
VILLARD comfortably seats 100 for sit-down gatherings. For more information or reservations, please visit VILLARD or call (212) 212-888-7000.
Lotte New York Palace is located at 455 Madison Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.
The restaurant is open Monday thru Friday from 6:30 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM . A full a la carte breakfast menu and seasonal late morning brunch specials will be offered daily until noon.