Jose Andres To Open First New York Restaurant At SLS Hotel

Jose Andres’ long-rumored first New York restaurant has been confirmed. A new SLS Hotel will open in the city next year, and with it will open a new branch of Jose’s Bazaar restaurant. Since the original Bazaar is located in the Beverly Hills location of the SLS, it seems a logical fit for Jose’s first entry into the New York food scene.

The hotel itself, which has locations in Miami and Las Vegas in addition to New York and LA, will be constructed on 30th and Park Avenue, in close proximity to both the Gansevoort Hotel and the Ace.

The planned opening date for both hotel and restaurant is spring 2013, and we plan to pass the time by imagining Jose Andres photo bombing paparazzi photos and generally being excited about life while rap stars and socialites dine around him. Get ready, New York.

UPDATE: Jose Andres tweeted at Eater, “I’m not yet involve in @SLSHotel NY….” We’ll keep you posted.

[USA Today]

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