The Wayland Team Introduces a Stylish, Healthy-ish High Line Spot

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Blueberry-corn waffle with warm honey butter and housemade clabber cream.
Blueberry-corn waffle with warm honey butter and housemade clabber cream. Photo: Melissa Hom

The East Village’s the Wayland and Good Night Sonny have a certain cool factor without any of the usual accompanying pretension. Let’s hope that will translate to owners Robert Ceraso and Jason Mendenhall’s new west-side concept, the Wild Son, which opens on Wednesday. The all-day restaurant will serve corn-and-blueberry waffles, a burrata tartine, and, of course, a grain-and-egg bowl from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In about a month, a proper dinner service will launch with a trendy low-ABV-cocktail list (plus, a unique system can carbonate any beverage on demand). And the bohemian space is handsome, filled with plants, art, and light. Take a look:

Smoked-trout sandwich: house-smoked brook trout, hardwood bacon, green apple, pickled onion, tomato, frisée, and horseradish creme.
Smoked-trout sandwich: house-smoked brook trout, hardwood bacon, green apple, pickled onion, tomato, frisée, and horseradish creme. Photo: Melissa Hom
Green Fields: green apple, kale, cucumber, ginger, matcha, agave.
Green Fields: green apple, kale, cucumber, ginger, matcha, agave. Photo: Melissa Hom
All Day, Every Day Salad: chopped greens, diced raw market vegetables,
All Day, Every Day Salad: chopped greens, diced raw market vegetables, Photo: Melissa Hom
Mango Turmeric with sparkling shrub.
Mango Turmeric with sparkling shrub. Photo: Melissa Hom
Housemade doughnuts: Snow Creek Berry, Salted Dark Chocolate.
Housemade doughnuts: Snow Creek Berry, Salted Dark Chocolate. Photo: Melissa Hom
The space.
The space. Photo: Melissa Hom



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The Wild Son, 53 Little West 12th St.

A Stylish New Spot Near the High Line