Thank goodness it’s not another steakhouse. A Southern European restaurant called Pinea is moving into the W Hotel this September. It replaces J&G Steakhouse, which closed in June. In charge of the French, Spanish, and Italian–inspired menu is none other than chef Barry Koslow, who was previously the chef at DGS Delicatessen. The restaurant is run by the W Hotel rather than a third party operator.
The name Pinea comes from two-needled pine trees found throughout the Mediterranean. Expect lots of citrus and fresh herb flavors like lavender and rosemary plus special olive oils. The menu will include handmade pastas and seafood, like whole grilled bronzino. There will also be cheeses, charcuterie, and shareable dishes inspired by Italian "merenda," or afternoon snacks.
The drink menu will include cocktails, beers, and esoteric wines from places like the Campania region in southern Italy, Valencia in Spain, and Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France.
Stay turned for additional details.
UPDATE: P.O.V. on the rooftop of the W Hotel will also undergo renovations of its indoor and outdoor spaces. It will close after this Saturday and reopen in September.
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