After a $100 million renovation, the flagship Loews Regency Hotel will reopen with a new Italian restaurant and bar on Jan. 16, 2014.
Dan Silverman, who was executive chef at The Standard Grill at The Standard, High Line Hotel, is in charge of the hotel’s yet-to-be-named Italian grill restaurant, new lobby bar, and famed "Power Breakfast," according to a Loews Hotel press release. The Power Breakfast is a concept the hotel’s owners created in 1975, which affords diners the chance to dine among some of Manhattan’s most powerful professionals.
Market-fresh ingredients will be emphasized on the menu, which will include modern interpretations of Italian classics.
"I like simple food with a Mediterranean influence and bold flavors," Silverman told The New York Times last August.
Restaurateurs Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli of Sant Ambroeus Hospitality Group, which is known for its trio of New York City Italian restaurants Sant Ambroeus, Casa Lever, and Felice, have been chosen to manage the hotel’s dining program, according to the Loews Hotel Blog and the hotel’s website.
The new restaurant will feature a 20-seat private dining room and wine cellar. The lobby bar and lounge will serve cocktails and light snacks, according to the hotel's website.
Other upgrades at the 379-room Midtown hotel include a salon, spa and fitness center, 58 suites, and four new meeting rooms.
Lauren Mack is the New York City Travel editor for The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.