Palladin will feature seasonal, French-inspired specialties and a wine list with between 100 and 150 selections, primarily from California. The 95-seat restaurant will be located in The Time, a new 192-room boutique hotel opening at 224 West 49th Street, next to the Eugene O'Neill Theater. Both the hotel and the restaurant space are being designed by Adam Tihany, who counts Le Cirque 2000 and Jean-Georges among his other New York restaurant credits.
The new restaurant will be open seven days a week. Lunch will average about $30 per person. Dinner appetizers will range from $7 to $14, and entrees will range from $18 to $28.
Palladin, who made his mark in Washington, D.C., at Jean-Louis at the Watergate, surprised many in the fine dining world when he opted two years ago to open Napa in Las Vegas' Rio Hotel & Casino. Napa was one of the first high-style, big-ticket restaurants to open in the reinvented Las Vegas, which has recently evolved into a more upscale destination with a variety of entertainment.
Once his New York restaurant opens, Palladin will commute once a month to Las Vegas. By year's end, the ambitious chef plans to open a second high-end restaurant in midtown Manhattan. "New York has been my dream," said Palladin. "Now that dream is coming true."
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