In March 2019, D&D London will open its second restaurant in New York, queensyard, as part of the ermerging Hudson Yards neighbourhood.
The new restaurant, queensyard, will open in a 11,142 sq. ft. space on the fourth floor of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards and feature a restaurant, bar, kitchen, café and a private dining room. The space capitalizes on its spectacular views overlooking Thomas Heatherwick’s New York’s Staircase, The Shed, a new arts center, and the Hudson River.
Hudson Yards, a new neighbourhood in development on Manhattan’s West Side, will offer an array of luxury retail, work and residential space. D&D’s latest restaurant is part of the Hudson Yards dining collection, a high-profile group of approximately two dozen restaurant and food concepts from some of the world’s most exciting chefs, restaurateurs and culinary brands. The hand-selected group features a variety of cuisines and experiences, ranging from fast casual to high end dining; and opening from the early morning hours to late into the evening, catering to the varying needs of the neighbourhood.
Speaking OF D&D’s latest opening and further expansion overseas Chief Executive, Des Gunewardena comments: “We are incredibly excited to be opening our second restaurant in New York and to becoming part of such a significant new neighbourhood in the city. We think queensyard will offer something for everyone - a sophisticated, yet accessible, dining and drinking experience with unprecedented views of Manhattan’s skyline”.
Leading the charge at queensyard is D&D’s USA Operations Director Laura Dove (who also oversees the operations at Bluebird London), alongside Senior General Manager Anthony Battaglia (previously at Le Coq Rico). D&D is in the process of bringing on board a New York based chef to lead the kitchen with an announcement to be made shortly. The menu at queensyard will blend modern New York cuisine with classic and contemporary British dishes.
The interior design is overseen by innovative and award-winning designers CetraRuddy, the team behind D&D’s 20 Stories in Manchester and Bluebird London in Manhattan.