First things first: you can see the eclectic menu for No. 7 here. We're putting the lamb and the ceviche at the top of our lists but are also quite curious about the tuna salad, which here is paired with Granny Smith apples, mung bean sprouts, BBQ potato chips, and parmesan. It may be awhile before we battle our way to the front of the line, however, so if you beat us to it, do drop us a line and let us know your take on the sammies. And don't dawdle if you're hungry—the shop's hours are Monday to Saturday, 11:30–9—"Or till we run out of bread."
The original John Dory, on Tenth Ave, before it closed last summer.
In other Ace space news, The Village Voice's Fork in the Road blog had the word straight from the horse's mouth that rumors of Ken Friedman resurrecting his John Dory seafood restaurant were indeed true. Friedman admitted that the project was only in its "prenatal" stage, but we say, who cares? Let's put it on Opening Watch now anyway and obsess about it until we smell fish wafting through that very crowded Ace Hotel lobby!
In case you weren't sure, there is still room at the inn for—well—hotel rooms. Rates start at $169 a night for rooms with twin-sized bunk beds and a private bathroom. "Cheap Fulls" start at $249 a night.