Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Helm Restaurant Operations at Ian Schrager’s LES Public Hotel

Posted on: March 31st, 2016 at 1:55 pm by
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​As the Public Hotel rises, so too does the hype.

Indeed, Ian Schrager’s forthcoming Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street will feature food and beverage by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Being such a high-roller project, this is a match made in heaven.

According to application materials submitted to Community Board 3 today, the Michelin-decorated chef paired up with Phil Suarez to helm the gargantuan ground level operation. It’s a three-pronged endeavor that includes restaurant, coffee bar, and garden area. All licensed to serve more than 240 patrons. Breakdown as follows:

Market and Coffee Bar (1,914 square-feet)

“Vibrant, modern day, reimagined canteen serving gourmet food.” Open breakfast through late-night hours.

8 tables with 40 seats
Stand-up bar with 9 stools
6am to 4am proposed
Anticipated occupancy = 55

Restaurant Dining Room (1,500 square-feet)

“Authentic wood burning pizzas, flatbreads, pastas, and other unique and original gourmet Italian specialties.

21 tables with 114 seats
Furniture includes booths and counter seating
No bar
6am to 4am proposed
Anticipated occupancy = 114

Rear Garden (1,800 square-feet)

23 tables with 74 seats
1 stand-up bar without stools
6am to 12am proposed (there will probably be backlash on this)
Anticipated occupancy = 74

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There are also several other food and beverage “venues” planned inside the Public Hotel. However, these will “complement” what’s happening at the Vongerichten establishment.

The liquor license application is so complex, meanwhile, that it warranted separate CB3 consideration outside the usual monthly SLA meeting. Date set is April 11.

Here is the sample menu. Expect wallet-busting prices.

Jean-Georges Vongerichten Menu for LES Public Hotel

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