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.