Hyatt Centric Times Square New York announced the grand reopening of its signature restaurant, T45, after an extensive redesign of its look, concept and menu. Located on the lobby level of the newly rebranded lifestyle hotel, the restaurant now offers a globally inspired menu comprised mostly of shareable small plates. The new T45 is also complemented by a new design concept.
The hotel collaborated with Brooklyn-based design firm, Hecho Inc. to reinvent the restaurant. The inspiration behind T45's redesign was to create a sense of being in a traveler's library. The refreshed space offers an inviting environment with a convivial dining and bar experience.
As guests enter T45, they first encounter collages of vintage European maps lining the walls. The maps span the globe eventually bringing the patron to local New York City maps as they walk further into the restaurant. Conversational pieces inside the restaurant include walls lined with over 8,000 antique hotel tags, a 14-foot long communal table and an antique Harvard University card catalog filled with travel tips by the hotel's team of local explorers. On the floor, guests will find compasses that are not set to true north, but rather at a 29-degree difference because Manhattan's avenues deviate from truth north by the same measurement.
The reimagined T45 is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a capacity of 115 patrons in the dining room and additional outdoor seating in the warmer months. The new menu is crafted by Executive Chef nick Pellicione, including items like Korean Fried Chicken, Italiano Toast, and a Mediterranean Dip Pallter. New to T45 are wine, beer and whiskey paring flights that offer four regularly-changing samples. In addition to shared plates, guests can enjoy larger-size entrees like Rigatoni, NY Srip Steak and Free Range Chicken.