New Caribbean Restaurant to Open in Times Square

Do your clients want someplace new and unique to watch the iconic Times Square ball drop on New Year's Eve? We don't know what the holiday plans will be, or even what the name will be, but Crain's is reporting that an upscale Caribbean restaurant will open in Times Square this fall, taking up the top three floors of a building with a clear view of 1 Times Square, site of the New Year's Eve ball drop.

Restaurant consultant Nick Mautone, a former managing partner of Gramercy Tavern who has held management positions at top New York spots (think Gotham Bar and Grill), is seeking an executive chef, according to a listing on Culintro, an industry jobs site.

Details are scant (including the address and name of the new eatery!), but we hear the restaurant will include a rooftop dining and bar area. The chef's start date is September 15, the listing said. Mautone described the eatery as “breaking new ground” in its focus on high-end island cuisine. (According to the article, there are just four Caribbean restaurants listed in the 2011 edition of the ubiquitous New York City Zagat Survey.)

Stay tuned for more details about this chic-sounding new venue!

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