Tom Colicchio To Open Restaurant Inside Beekman Hotel

Chef Tom Colicchio (Top Chef, Craft) and restaurateur Keith McNally (Minetta Tavern, and now-closed Pastis), will officially be providing the culinary draw inside the much buzzed-about new Beekman Hotel inside the historic, restored landmark at 5 Beekman Street.

Colicchio and McNally will each be opening a restaurant inside the hotel, as confirmed by the New York Times. McNally's restaurant will have 90 seats and serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while Colicchio's restaurant, which will be called The Living Room, will have more of a lounge-like atmosphere. Colicchio will also be running a room service and private catering company for the hotel and permanent residences in the building.

If you're looking forward to making a reservation, you can relax for a while; Colicchio has said that their restaurants won't be opening for another year or so. As for the menu, he is looking to serve "old New York food, modernized" in an informal setting because, "I don't think people are interested in eating like that anymore."

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi