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BWW Preview: THE LINDEMAN is a New Contemporary American Restaurant in Hell's Kitchen

The Lindeman is the newest contemporary restaurant in Hell's Kitchen under the direction of Executive Chef Carl Alioto. They are now serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night bites, as well as weekend brunch. The modern American menu is curated by Chef Alioto, the accomplished chef with nearly 20 years experience at renowned New York City restaurants that include The Standard Grill, Tutu's Farm to Table and O'mar's La Ranita.

Alioto will helm the bistro, bringing a fresh culinary experience to the neighborhood. He has also developed private dining experiences for celebrity clients including Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

"The menu at The Lindeman is true to its new American roots but it is lighter in style," said Alioto. "Neighbors and guests now have a new place to grab a glass of wine and indulge in great cuisine."

The restaurant's intimate setting offers ample plush banquette seating and a spacious industrial bar complete with exposed red brick. Distressed tile floors and stunning modern lighting complement the ivory, brown and brass palette that evokes classic New York style while antique mirrors add glamour and sparkle to their surroundings. The Lounge is perfect for pre-dinner cocktails and light bites, immediately enveloping diners with the sense of signature luxury and comfort. The large format oak communal dining table in the lounge area comfortably seats 10 guests.

"In designing The Lindeman, we wanted to introduce a refined yet rustic interpretation of a classic bistro." said Executive Director Jacob Langfelder.

Offerings at The Lindeman vary by season, placing emphasis on a handpicked selection of produce, seafood and meats from local markets and partners, all produced within 90 miles of the restaurant. The meats are hormone and steroid free, and the seafood is line-caught. Specialty menu items include Cucumber Carpaccio with yogurt and String Bean Tempura with chipotle aioli. Tableside dishes include the Chicken Fried Quail, Lamb Meatballs and Hudson Valley Duck made with toasted hazelnut farro.

The restaurant will be open for breakfast every day and will serve weekend brunch. For brunch, the kitchen offers house-made pastries and breads, oven-baked egg dishes, and other specialties such as Grapefruit Brulee with crystallized ginger and a Smoked Salmon Panini.

As a special for the summer months, the restaurant will be promoting their Rosé Fête Happy Hour with $5 glasses of Grande Récolte Rosé and dollar raw oysters. This offer will be available from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Lounge.

The Lindeman's beverage program celebrates the resurgence of wine culture and boasts a world-class wine selection curated by Langfelder. Mixologist Matt Hanson curated the cocktail list, which focuses on modern interpretations of classic libations. Signature options include The Lindeman, which is crafted with St Germaine, Yellow Chartreuse, and house-made rhubarb bitters; The Lindeman Lillet, a cocktail curated with Burnt Orange, Bitters, Lillet Blanc and Champagne; a Cosmo Sour made with vodka, Chambord, 6100 Vodka and Lime, and a Papaya Margarita featuring Blanco Tequila, Papaya pulp and Lime. Cocktails are designed to pair closely with the dinner menu.

Culture and community define The Lindeman's allure and energy and the menu encourages guests to share and order collaboratively. The restaurant took its name from Lindeman & Sons, one of the first piano factories in the United States, established in Brooklyn in 1836. The signature piano now sits proudly in the lounge area after being rescued from a street corner only a few blocks away.

The Lindeman is located at 508 West 42nd Street. The restaurant is open throughout the day from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, late-night bites and weekend brunch. The Lindeman is now accepting reservations, and a large portion of seating available for walk-ins. For more information, visit their website at www.thelindeman.com or call them at 212.868.2999.

Photo: Courtesy of The Lindeman



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