D&D London will open Bluebird in New York’s Time Warner Centre in spring 2018.
The restaurant is taking a 10,400 sq ft site on the third floor. The Time Warner Centre is located at Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, and is adjacent to offices, theatres, hotels, Central Park and the Upper Westside residential area, to almost guarantee Bluebird high footfall.
Leading the launch is newly appointed D&D USA operations director Yannis Stanisiere, who has previously overseen operations at Biergarten LLC for The Spotted Pig and Ace Hotel NY.
D&D will be appointing a New York-based chef, who will be announced in due course, and the interior design will be overseen by New York designers Cetra Ruddy, the team behind Sushi Samba.
“I am incredibly excited about us opening Bluebird in New York – we could not have picked a more prime location,” says D&D chairman and chief executive Des Gunewardena. “The Time Warner Centre at Columbus Circle, with its views over Central Park is about as good as it gets for a Midtown Manhattan restaurant venue. We think that Bluebird encapsulates much of the buzz and glamour of the London restaurant scene today and will also bring to New York the quintessential style of London’s Chelsea. We hope New Yorkers like it!”