Oak Bar at the Plaza Hotel Gets a Ray of Hope
[Ed. Note: Jaunted editor Paul Brady is on his way to Sundance as we type but he managed to file one last story before he hits the powder. The snow powder, not the Hollywood kind.]
The re-opening of New York's historic Plaza hotel may be delayed, but that isn't stopping Arthur Emil from planning the new Oak Bar. What was once one of the city's great drinking dens (according to the experts) could be back to slingin' gin once the hotel finally opens.
Emil's holding company used to operate Windows on the World at the World Trade Center, as well as the Rainbow Room and one would imagine the Oak Bar would be just as posh. The New York Post, which is reporting the deal, doesn't have too many other details yet. Maybe because of all the restaurant problems that have already plagued the new Plaza? Indeed, the Plaza is still searching for a chef. Meanwhile, the hotel still has no solid opening date.
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