Chef José Andrés, owner and executive chef at some of Washington D.C.’s most acclaimed restaurants (minibar, Jaleo) and well-known humanitarian, has just announced the 2016 opening of a New York location of The Bazaar, his renowned Los Angeles eatery.It will be his first-ever restaurant in New York City. The Bazaar will be located in the soon-to-be-opened SLS New York hotel on Park Avenue South in the Kips Bay area. This is Andrés' first professional foray into the New York City area since he began his career. (Andrés also owns a Bazaar in Miami and a Bazaar Meat in Vegas.)
"I'm incredibly excited to bring our Bazaar concept to New York, where I started the U.S. chapter of my career 24 years ago and a city I've long wanted to return to,” Andrés said. “The power and energy of New York are unlike anywhere else."
Although no further information is available about the upcoming restaurant, the announcement comes after chef Andrés pulled out of his contract with the upcoming Trump Hotel in Washington D.C. Chef Andres, who just became a U.S. citizen two years ago, cited Trump’s statements disparaging immigrants as his reason for dropping out.