NYC – New York City – New Yorkers reacted with excitement to the opening of the first new restaurant in New York since the 9/11 attacks, with many welcoming the new eatery’s owner to their homes and restaurants.
The restaurant, which opened late Monday night, is called the Manhattan Hotel, and is located in the historic Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.
It was named after the historic New York Hotel, which once housed the US Treasury Department and other key federal agencies before it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attacks.
“I’m so excited about it,” said Michelle Safford, who owns a restaurant called the Kitchen, in the Lower East Shore.
“It’s like a dream come true.
I’m looking forward to the food.”
The restaurant is currently in the process of being renovated, but the owner says the owners plan to open the restaurant in time for the New York Giants’ season opener against the Oakland Raiders.
“They are definitely not going to be able to hold back,” Saffords said.
“The city needs to be prepared to welcome new businesses to the city.
It’s just so wonderful to see.”
The Manhattan Hotel was opened late last year and will have the capacity to accommodate up to 40 people, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.
“We were excited to be opening the restaurant and the community came out to welcome us,” said co-owner and chef John Wurster.
“Our restaurant is the most authentic New York restaurant that has been built in a long time.
It will be a special place for the locals and guests.”
The eatery is located on the second floor of a renovated historic building.
“With this opening, the city is finally catching up to what we were building here in the mid-1980s,” said Wurst, who founded the restaurant with his brother, John W. Wursten, who is the owner of Saffairs Bar & Grill.
“There are a lot of great places to eat, and the quality of food is so high, it’s really a perfect place to come for dinner.”
Saffers family moved to New York in 1992.
The family has been a New York foodie for over 40 years, with Wurts grandfather having opened the first restaurant in the city, according the restaurant.
“This will be the largest restaurant in Manhattan and the largest New York dining experience in a century,” the family said in a statement.
The Manhattan Restaurant will open at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, December 6, and will serve a menu of traditional New York dishes.