Trump Soho Looks To Bryant Park Hotel For A Little Inspiration
Say arrivederci to Trump Soho's generic hotel restaurant
As often with these things, the Trump Soho abruptly announced a new tenant for its main restaurant space, which previously was launched as Quattro Gastronomia Italiana, an Italian revival brand imported from Miami, but which has remained simply "the restaurant" since January. Not that we really had any issues with the food, which, on our last trip, involved a seriously tasty chicken panini with awesomely crunchy french fries.
Changing tack completely, the hotel will now be welcoming a new concept by Koi, which exists already inside the Bryant Park Hotel, and has done quite well for them over the past seven years, as the NY Times points out.
This should mix things up a little, as both the decor ("sultry garden") and menus (crispy rice, spicy tuna tartare, miso bronzed black cod) have a slightly more exotic feel than the glazed brick and chandelier vibe we got from our last visit there.
Plus, when we drop in for a routine session at their rooftop pool, we feel we'd rather be chomping on fresh sushi. It's just more refreshing.
This will be Koi's fifth location worldwide, in addition to outposts in LA and Bangkok, and the restaurant will open this summer. In addition to the main restaurant, its menu will be offered all over the hotel, so our dream of poolside lounging and sushi nibbling will actually come true after all.
[Photo: Trump Soho]