Creating an outdoor oasis in New York City, The Golden Hour is serene respite from the bustling city abundant with lush tropical plants. Nestled within a cluster of landmarked buildings in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood sits The High Line Hotel located at 180 Tenth Avenue. The Golden Hour serves coastal fare and frozen cocktails in the front garden inspired by the French Riviera.
The Golden Hour was created by Joshua Boissy and Krystof Zizka, the team behind the James Beard Award-winning Brooklyn restaurant Maison Premiere and Greenpoint’s Sauvage. Inspired by coastal dining, the menu includes a rotating list of more than a dozen oysters. Appetizers range from Snapper Ceviche with aji panca, orange and radish to Grilled Shrimp with charred avocado and summer tomatoes. Sandwich highlights include the Soft Shell Crab Sandwich with remoulade and little gem lettuce and a Classic Lobster Roll with dill. Entrees feature more substantial summer fare: Fish and Chips with malt vinegar, Razor Clam Frittes with saffron and Black Bass with clams, asparagus and seaweed butter.
Bar director Will Elliott has created inventive specialty cocktails such as El Draque, a Brazilian predecessor to the mojito with cachaça, lime and yerba buena, and the Pimm’s Golden Cup with London gin, ginger and borage served in a golden chalice. Frozen cocktails include the Blue Kapalua, a play on the Blue Hawaii tiki classic made with a blend of rums, fresh pineapple and curaçao, and Elliott’s take on the Frozen Negroni with Spanish vermouth from Jerez punctuated by seasonal citrus.
The Golden Hour is open Sunday through Thursday from 2 pm to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 2 pm to 11 pm. Brunch hours will be added within the next few weeks. For more information, please visit www.thegoldenhournyc.com, call (212) 933-9735 and follow the restaurant on Facebook and Instagram @TheGoldenHourNYC. For more information on The High Line Hotel, please visit www.thehighlinehotel.com.