See inside Peak, the 101st-floor restaurant at Hudson Yards

March 11, 2020

Peak’s main dining room and views, photo by Charissa Fay

Hudson Yards is already home to restaurants from acclaimed chefs like José Andrés, David Chang, and Thomas Keller, but as of tomorrow, a new modern American dining option opening in the neighborhood will create an even higher standard, literally. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant and bar Peak will sit on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards, the development’s tallest tower. Not only does it connect to the 1,100-foot-high sky deck Edge below, but it offers insane 360-degree views and a chic design scheme. Ahead, see some of the first photos of Peak.

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The main dining room, photo by Charissa Fay

Peak, which will occupy the entire 101st-floor, sits 1,149 feet in the air, one floor above “Edge,” the 1,296-foot tower’s outdoor observation deck, which is the highest platform of its kind in the West Hemisphere. Edge officially opened to the public today.

Peak restaurant, Hudson Yards restaurant, Peak NYC

Peak restaurant, Hudson Yards restaurant, Peak NYC
The main dining room, photos by Charissa Fay

Designed by the Rockwell Group, Peak will contain a 110-seat dining room, a 45-seat cocktail bar, and a private event space that can hold up to 300 people. According to a press release, “The restaurant is enveloped by a soft mirror-polished champagne metal ceiling that reflects the skyline throughout the space.” Other notable design elements include the large, curved grey marble bar and mohair-upholstered banquettes and chairs. Artist Malcolm Hill completed a large sculptural mural, and Czech glassmaking studio Lasvit collaborated on a custom light installation for the dining room.

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The private dining room, photo by Charissa Fay

In the 14-seat private dining room, you’ll find hand-stitched leather walls, a large wine wall, a bronze relief by London-based artist Petr Weigl, and another Lasvit chandelier.

Peak restaurant, Hudson Yards restaurant, Peak NYC

Peak restaurant, Hudson Yards restaurant, Peak NYCTop: the Maine lobster; Bottom: the chicken brodo. Photos by Charissa Fay.

Operated by hospitality group RHC, the team behind Hudson Yards’ Wild Ink, Peak will serve dishes organized by “land, sea, and garden.” RHC is the American division of the UK-based company rhubarb. Executive Chef Chris Cryer, formerly the Executive Chef of Seamore’s, has created a menu focused on sustainability, reportedly influenced by his relationships with local fishermen and farmers. Though the actual menu is not yet available online, here are some highlights via a press release:

● Chicken Brodo, Rotisserie Celery Root, Roasted Chicken, Farm Egg
● Tile Fish Crudo, Tiger’s Milk, Fennel Pollen, Apple & Basil Oil
● Rotisserie Sunchokes, Black Truffles, Chanterelles
● Maine Lobster, Roasted, Smoked & Pickled Heirloom Beets, Almond Bisque
● Rohan Duck, Blood Orange, Baby Turnip, Tardivo, Croquette
● Chocolate & Raspberries, Salted Caramel, Toasted Hazelnuts, Raspberry Sorbet
● Mandarin, Mousse, Sorbet, Confit Citrus

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Photo of the bar by Charissa Fay

The wine list will have more than 700 bottles, with more than 20 by the glass. There will be an emphasis on champagne and even a rolling champagne cart. The craft beer selection will focus on small, local breweries. Cocktails will follow the same “land, sea, and garden” model while “incorporating unique ingredients and highlighting New York produced spirits with housemade syrups and tonics.” These include:

Rhubarb Twist, Champagne, Fresh Rhubarb Cordial
Gold Coast, Greenhook Ginsmiths Gin, ALB vodka, Lillet, Golden Olive

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The view from Peak, photo by Charissa Fay

Online reservations opened on February 17. Through April 9th, the dates available currently to book, there is no availability, but you can check back for open reservations here. Peak is open Sunday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lunch service begins on March 30th.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published on January 8, 2020, and has been updated with new information and photos.


All photos by Charissa Fay

All renderings courtesy of Peak

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