Those Jean-Georges-ers we mentioned last month are opening Ken & Cook today in the old Travertine space, whose look a rep described to us as an “industrial brasserie.” There is indeed a French-y feel to the place, but with a downtown New York spin in the form of tin ceilings, exposed brick, that sort of thing. Managing partner Artan Gjoni and chef Richard Diamonte are both veterans of Mercer Kitchen; the latter’s menu (served from 6 to midnight nightly) leans luxe American: a raw bar, steak tartare, oysters Rockefeller, pork belly with ramps, and a Wagyu burger. As of now, plans for the downstairs space, which we’d heard previously would be called L’il Charlie’s, are still T.B.D. See the full lineup for yourself below and scope photos straight ahead.
Ken & Cook, 19 Kenmare St., nr. Elizabeth St.; 212-966-3058