Alinea Group is a group of restaurants which include ALINEA, Next, Roister and now The Aviary NYC. After the success of the Aviary in Chicago another restaurant is due to open in New York City in summer 2017. New York, Chicago and Mandarin Oriental based owners of the widely praised Alinea Group: Chef Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas have announced The Aviary NYC will offer a unique approach to cuisine and cocktails.
At the restaurant, guests will be fully interactive with their experience. The restaurant will feature an open kitchen and guests will be able to watch food prepared to accompany the cocktails provided. The main driving force from the restaurant will be with the chefs and bartenders to think up creative new drinks and accompanying food.
The Chicago flagship restaurant promotes an attention to detail that a high class restaurant provides to turn the visit to the establishment into an experience. In the Chicago restaurant, the bartenders were trained to be chefs as well in order to provide the most complimentary food for their cocktails. Food at Aviary Chicago is made fresh daily, and the ingredients for the drinks are based on flavor as opposed to branding. The Aviary in Ney York will use the same business model in order to provide the same service experienced by the Chicago customers.
The Aviary in New York City will have a capacity of 90, and will also include sweeping views of Central Park as well as the New York City skyline. Another acquirement by the group will be The Office. Adjacent to The Aviary this restaurant will provide a more hushed private style of environment in order to provide a speakeasy environment. The Office will have the intimate capacity of 40 seats and will hold a rare spirit collection that will be of world class standard. There will also be classic cocktails on offer as well as food that will be a different menu to the one served at The Aviary.