April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman, the chef and restaurateur duo behind The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory Oyster Bar, are in talks to develop an elaborate four-story restaurant and lounge at 70 Pine Street in New York City’s Financial District.
The building is a designated city landmark, and was once known as the American International Building.
One floor will be dedicated to a fine-dining restaurant, while the rest will serve small plates and cocktails.
Although nothing is set in stone, Friedman told The New York Post, “We hope we are doing this extraordinary project. This is one of New York’s most beautiful buildings and the top floors are breathtaking.”
The proposed restaurant, which was described to the Post as “all but done, pending only loose ends and formalities,” would occupy floors 62 to 66 of the tower, the rest of which will be converted into luxury apartments.
The yet-unnamed project is reportedly a year away from opening.