First Look at Union Square Pavilion, Now Open With Outdoor Seating

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Ideal day-drinking spot. Photo: Liz Clayman

After over six years of delays, Union Square Pavilion is finally open to the public. The main draw of Simon Oren's sprawling restaurant is the outdoor patio, which overlooks the park (and, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, the beautiful Greenmarket). Chef Mario Urgiles, formerly of Maison, will cook simple dishes like pappardelle al pesto, wild-mushroom bruschetta, and branzino with vegetable ratatouille. Think of this as Tavern on the Green for the downtown set.

Union Square Pavillion

Goat-cheese and tomato tart.Photo: Liz Clayman

Union Square Pavillion

Organic salmon pot au feu.Photo: Liz Clayman


Union Square Pavillion

Crispy calamari with tomatillo sauce, garlic chips, and lemon zest.Photo: Liz Clayman


Union Square Pavillion

Beef carpaccio with baby arugula.Photo: Liz Clayman


Union Square Pavillion

Pastry chef Terri Dreisbach's chocolate-beet cake.Photo: Liz Clayman


Union Square Pavillion

Six years in the making.Photo: Liz Clayman

Dinner [PDF]
Drinks [PDF]
Dessert [PDF]

The Pavilion, 20 Union Square West; 212-677-7818

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