Shall we celebrate this lovely weather with some rooftop news? The One Group, which just opened the Collective (reviewed by NYC Food Guy today) has announced that it has started construction on a rooftop bar atop its other meatpacking venue, STK. When it opens this summer, ONE/ONE Manhattan will seat 200 for “refined American food and inventive cocktails, complemented by panoramic views of Manhattan.” The menu will initially be overseen by STK chef Todd Mark Miller.
Also coming in the summer — Ken Aretsky tells us that when his restaurant, Aretsky’s Patroon, opens its refurbished rooftop bar on June 1, 50 percent of the terrace will be covered by galvanized steel, for drinking during less-than-ideal weather. Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to smoke. Lunch will be served during the day, and from 4 p.m. onward, there’ll be a bar menu — plus Charles Gabriel’s chicken on Fridays and Saturdays!