The weather is warming up in more places than one, especially in Soho, where a new restaurant is claiming the title of the neighborhood’s hottest new dining destination.
The namesake restaurant Twenty Three Grand is delighting diners with global flavors and elevated classics with a Mediterranean flair–and the best part: their sun-soaked atrium with a retractable roof makes for the perfect lazy, summer afternoon spent dining al fresco.
The female-led kitchen, helmed by Executive Chef Ashley Rath, presents shareable–and absolutely crave-able–dishes that exude carefree energy in the best way possible.
Caviar service, a raw bar consisting of tuna, beef, seabass, and carrot carpaccio all make for deliciously light bites. While burrata, pizettes, and a zucchini tower all make for equally as mouthwatering options.
The menu then opens up to larger dishes, including pasta choices such as Angel Hair Pomodoro, Penne alla Vodka, and Cavatelli with Beef Bolognese, and mains including Roasted Salmon with pastrami spice, soused onions, and cucumber salad, Cauliflower Steak with beluga lentils, red onion, and tomato, and Filet Mignon with polynesian sauce, and crispy shallots.
“Twenty Three Grand pulls inspiration from a variety of things including my mother’s recipes and some of the world’s top restaurants that I have been lucky enough to have both visited and worked in,” said Executive Chef Ashley Rath.
“Working with the team to come up with dishes that will bring people together, again and again, has allowed us to create something that is fresh but familiar, lively but elevated. There’s truly something here for everyone to enjoy,” added Rath.
A selection of cocktails and mocktails pair perfectly with their food menu, and include drinks along the likes of an Espresso Martini, Mint Julep, and a Tequila Negroni, along with season offerings such as a Melon Spritz with vodka, elderflower, honeydew, kiwi, and lemon and the Intro to Aperol made with gin, aperol, watermelon, green apple, and lemon.
Twenty Three Grand revolves around a one-of-a-kind, carefully curated art collection that visitors can admire as they sip pre-dinner cocktails at the bar (and munch on bar bites such as fried green olives).
Conceptualized from the minds of hospitality veteran David Rabin and James Julius and designed by stylist and interior design consultant Melissa Bowers, the restaurant draws inspiration from Philip Johnson’s Glass House and Europe’s atrium cafes such as Berlin’s Literaturhaus.
That’s to say diners can expect an artful combination of vintage pieces and lush textures, weaving a sense of romance throughout the space through velvet and leather banquettes, vintage glass sconces, and pops of greenery.
Plus, the sun-soaked atrium makes for a sexy, moody space after sunset, allowing for intimate dining experiences in a buzzy atmosphere.
Located at 23 Grand Street, Twenty Three Grand is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday as well as weekend brunch. You can make reservations here.
📍 23 Grand Street
🗓️ Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday + Weekend brunch