The original English comfort food.Photo: Getty Images
Boston boy Todd English tells us he has just inked a deal to install a restaurant in the Thompson Hotel Group’s Wall Street project, Gild Hall, which should open at 15 Gold Street (formerly a Holiday Inn) sometime in the spring. No name fixed just yet, but the first floor will feature a raw bar and a menu of what English calls (asking us to forgive the pun) “modern English comfort food,” emphasizing “protein on the plate.” Think brined pork chops and appetizers from $6 to $12, and entrées in the high teens and twenties.
The design will be what English describes as “cleaner Ralph Lauren” with a small, clubby library upstairs intended for business lunches. Michael Crain, exec chef at Todd English’s Olives NY, plans to install a chef from within the company. English declined to comment on another project at 98 Kenmare with Joe Vicari because a deal hasn’t been inked. But we did see plywood up there the other day.