There’s no stopping the good times and good meals from rolling as the world learn to live their new normal. Of course, would want to go back to the pre-pandemic days but of late the world has started believing in the adage ‘Something’s better than nothing’ and live by it too! In a similar sentiment, 2 Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud has reopened his iconic restaurant Daniel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The something, in this case, is- new outdoor seating and a revived menu, reinventing the fine dining concept and replacing it with a ‘fine casual dining concept’. The fancy fine dining restaurant has now opened its gates with 10 tables, generously spaced apart on the sidewalk at 60 E. 65th St. keeping in mind the health and safety imperatives that are of supreme importance. You can expect the food to be served on the finest cutlery, not disposable plates s one would expect during these troubled times; the sound of delicate wine glasses clinking will be heard between sounds of blaring traffic. They have dubbed this new area “the terrace” and transformed it to become a 35-seat terrace where New Yorkers can enjoy al fresco dining. The good news is that the very well-known DB Burger makes an appearance on the mouth-watering menu much to the delight of the diners of this illustrious neighborhood.
Daniel Boulud Kitchen has been open for takeout, which explains the flock of Rolls Royce and Range Rovers stopping here frequently. With social distancing being the need of the hour, serving the customers in a jiffy is a top priority and this is exactly why your restaurant should have a point of sale (POS) system said a customer.
Reservations for a seat on ‘The Terrace’ are subject to the weather, and rainstorms however arrangements have been made for same-day reservations each afternoon between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., with a few tables reserved for walk-ins.