Daniel Boulud Plans Restaurant Inside Massive New York City Skyscraper

Daniel Boulud has announced his interest in joining an elite group of vendors for the proposed One Vanderbilt Avenue building

This will be chef Boulud’s 12th New York City restaurant.

Daniel Boulud is looking to the skies for his next big venture. The award-winning French chef, whose restaurants have become synonymous with gourmet New York cuisine, will be opening his next restaurant atop the yet-to-be-built One Vanderbilt Avenue skyscraper next to Grand Central Station.

When it’s completed in 2020, the 1,400-foot building will replace the 432 Park Avenue “skinny skyscraper” as the second-tallest building in New York City after One World Trade Center.

“One Vanderbilt Avenue is one of those rare buildings that will be a New York City icon,” Boulud said in a press statement. “I was drawn to its stunning design and one-of-a-kind location. The space being created for the restaurant is simply extraordinary and well-suited for the fine-dining destination I envision.”


Not much more is known about Boulud’s forthcoming project, but perhaps Boulud will hope that this will signify a turnaround for his restaurants, which have been slipping in quality recently, according to critics. Boulud’s restaurants have completely disappeared off the World’s Best Restaurants top 100 list and a few years ago The New York Times docked Boulud one star.