Hole in the Wall restaurant arrives to new Murray Hill location
Restaurateur Barry Dry is expanding his successful Hole in the Wall downtown concept to include an Australian style dinner-focused destination from Executive Chef Brent Hudson at 626 1st Avenue in Murray Hill this Spring. The 2,000 square foot space will feature an extensive seasonal dinner menu as well as their renowned cafe fare during the day.
The al-fresco area will seat an extra 45 patrons during the warmer months and is steps away from the East River Ferry’s 34th Street stop.
The new location boasts 28-foot glass walls on three sides and a plant covered fourth wall. Hole in the Wall has also partnered with JDS Developments for the rooftop event area. Known as The Sentry, the rooftop has a capacity of 242 people and has a 60-person pool, which can be converted into a Jacuzzi, this will open Memorial Day Weekend and will be a members-only and event space concept. Hole in the Wall currently has a flagship cafe at 15 Cliff Street in FiDi, which transforms into Sugar Momma restaurant and cocktail bar at night.
The new Murray Hill restaurant will offer dinner entrees like the OG Burger grilled Wagyu beef patty, double smoked bacon, miso onions, pickles and aged Amish cheddar on a milk bun with French fries & special sauce, Char Grilled Branzino Filet Tuscan kale, hazelnut butter and polenta crisps, Mustard Glazed Pork Neck with fennel potato salad, walnut apple chutney, pickled mustard seed and a Mishima Reserve, a Wagyu Sirloin Flap with Hasselback potatoes, black garlic, shitake and pan jus and a Vegan Bolognese with king brown Shiitake Duxelle, caponata and dried yeast flakes.
Small bites like Lollipop Lamb and oysters will also be on the menu daily. Desserts include a Chocolate Tart with salted peanut butter sauce and popped corn as well as a Banana Tart with caramel and vanilla bean ice cream. A full brunch menu will launch in May.
Hole in the Wall will offer an extensive natural wine list, craft beers and signature cocktails such as the Cucumber Margarita, Rosemary Old Fashioned and Milo Espresso Martinis.