queensyard by D&D London brings British flare to the Hudson Yards
Big, buzzy British restaurant group D&D London has thrown four different concepts into their Hudson Yards restaurant Queensyard — its second New York project following the consistently packed (albeit very poorly reviewed) brasserie Bluebird in the Time Warner Center.
queensyard brings a flavor of London to NYC with an authentic menu of refined British supper dishes. Offering four-individual dining destinations that transition with the needs of guests, queensyard offers a daytime grab-and-go Café, relaxed Kitchen with communal tables, cocktail Bar featuring classic gin-based cocktails and a cozy, sophisticated Dining Room with breath-taking views of the Vessel.
Executive Chef Owen Sullivan prepares elevated English staples using classic British cooking techniques with tweaks that lighten and modernize each dish, while Head Pastry Chef Sofia Schlieben (formerly of per se) introduces nontraditional ingredients to basic English desserts such as her signature Strawberries & Cream with yuzu consume and shiso.
Paying homage to its origins as a rail yard (with an ode to the queen), queensyard was designed under the discerning eye of CetraRuddy and blends the warm, environment of a contemporary English home with the sleek feel of a New York penthouse.
Hand-selected artwork of the likes of Warhol and Basquiat adorns the walls and reference modern British icons, British history or were created by British artists. Extraordinary floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the main wall of the restaurant offers guests prime views and chromatic sunsets of the Hudson River, the Shed Arts Center and Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel.