Scott Conant Is Opening an Italian Bistro in New York’s NoMad Neighborhood

Celebrity chef Scott Conant has announced he’s opening his first restaurant in New York City since parting ways with Scarpetta

Like many of his other projects, Conant’s new Impero Caffè will have Italian comfort food on the menu.

Celebrity chef and stern Chopped judge Scott Conant is returning to the New York restaurant scene for his first opening in the city since parting ways with his flagship restaurant, Scarpetta.

Conant plans to open a restaurant called the Impero Caffé inside The Meliá Hotel's INNSIDE in the NoMad neighborhood of New York.

Like many of his past culinary projects, Impero Caffé will feature “an Italian menu in a warm and inviting atmosphere,” with a “variety of antipasti and satisfying housemade pastas, the hallmarks of Conant's soulful Italian cooking.” Conant will also be managing the hotel lobby bar, according to the Meliá Hotel’s website.

The restaurant should be opening sometime in the next few weeks after inspections are completed. No further details about the restaurant are available at this time.


Conant also announced the Impero Caffé in a cryptic message on his Instagram account, which offered no further information but did hint toward a possible art deco décor. 


Impero Caffè at 132 West 27th Street. Coming soon in NYC.

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