Danny Meyer Is Opening New Restaurants in Washington and New York

Union Square Cafe is opening up a large second location, and Danny Meyer is taking his latest original vision to the skies

Meyer already has 15 restaurants, most of which are in New York.

Danny Meyer (Shake Shack, Gramercy Tavern) is keeping busy with two new restaurants to add to his culinary roster. Union Square Cafe — which will be expanding for the first time — is opening a second location in the soon-to-be-built Capitol Crossing in Washington, according to Washingtonian. Union Square Hospitality Group will also be opening a new restaurant in New York’s Financial District on the 60th floor of 28 Liberty Street, near the Federal Reserve, with dizzying 360-degree views of the city.

Not much is known about the second chapter of the Union Square Cafe, which is set to open when construction is finished at Capitol Crossing. The entire complex will be open to the public in 2022. The original Union Square Cafe in New York just re-opened this past spring on 19th Street after losing its lease in December 2015.

The sky-high $30 million project coming soon to the Financial District remains unnamed, but Meyer is hoping for an approachable menu and experience. “I want to make a restaurant that I would want to go [to] even if it did not have a great view, that I would want to go to frequently,” he told Eater.


The restaurant will have enough space for grand events and will contain the highest ballroom in the city, according to the New York Post.