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Keith McNally, restaurateur extraordinaire, went before Community Board 1’s Seaport Committee on Tuesday and revealed some details about his new restaurant at 5 Beekman St., which will be both a hotel and condos.
Named Augustine, the restaurant will feature French cuisine — a continuation on the theme of some of McNally’s other spots, which include the Odeon in Tribeca and Balthazar in Soho, but somewhat different, he said. There will also be a bar with 10 to 12 seats. Shane McBride, currently the executive chef at Balthazar, and Daniel Parilla, co-executive chef at Cherche Midi, will helm the kitchen.
McNally said he had been coming before the board since 1979. He quickly agreed to the hours the committee wanted, midnight during the week and 1 a.m. on weekends. The committee approved the liquor license.
Tom Colicchio will also have a signature restaurant at 5 Beekman. The restaurants are slated to open when the hotel and residences do on Feb. 1, 2016.