If scotch or seafood are your favorites, pay attention. Verona-based Chef Floyd Cardoz is opening a new restaurant in lower Manhattan and it has more than 100 varieties of scotch on hand to sample by the dram.
North End Grill, which is located at 104 North End Avenue at Murray Street, features wood-burning grills and seasonal ingredients, with a strong focus on seafood. It is already open for lunch, and dinner and weekend brunch will follow soon. Cardoz was the executive chef of Union Square Hospitality Group’s Tabla restaurant for more than a decade before in closed in December 2010 and last year was the winner of “Top Chef Masters”.
“Floyd, my partners and I conceived North End Grill to celebrate its neighborhood–adjacent to the Hudson River and across the street from TriBeCa,” says USHG restaurateur Danny Meyer. “We’re excited to serve the people who live and work there – and also to introduce this peaceful plot of Manhattan to others who may never have heard of North End Avenue. People adored Floyd’s cooking at Tabla and they’re in for a real treat when they taste what he’s up to now.”