Around three years ago, the new Union Square Cafe began welcoming in guests not far from the spot where Danny Meyer opened his first restaurant in 1985. At the corner of 19th Street and Park Avenue, regulars and first-time visitors alike can still find what gave the place its sterling reputation, namely outstanding food and drinks. The restaurant, with its high ceiling and forest-green panelling, is decorated with a great many works of art that Meyer himself has collected over the years. His design efforts were supported by the Rockwell Group, which helped him ensure that the Union Square Cafe’s original charm would live on in its new surroundings.
Meanwhile, it’s worth it if you can manage to secure a seat on the spacious balcony. From there, you’ll have a full view of the tables and chairs in the main dining room and at the bar. The latter area offers you a warm, wood-panelled welcome right when you come in – along with our very own Monkey, of course, who feels right at home here. The hospitality and atmosphere are big reasons why, and they’re also an homage to the restaurant’s roots in California and southern Italy. On that note, cheers – we’ll see you in New York!