The Royal, an ‘Upscale Sports Restaurant and Lounge,’ Opens Today

Game on.

Speaking of restaurants that have 43 television sets, the Royal soft-opened last week at 127 Fourth Avenue. Press materials describe the new place, which strangely also has 43 flat-screen LED TVs, as an "upscale sports restaurant and lounge." Daniel Parilla, who is currently sous chef at Minetta Tavern but also cooked at 5 Ninth and consulted at Jeepney, has written a menu that includes a grilled cheese made with mozzarella, brie, and Serrano ham; also, a house burger and gluten-free mac and cheese. [The Royal, Earlier]