The Restaurant Titans introduce tasty new specialties to HANCOCK ST. At New York
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With a flair for curating fun atmospheres and fine dining, celebrity restaurateur John McDonald, founder of Mercer Street Hospitality Group, introduces Hancock St., downtown’s most delicious new spot. Alongside McDonald’s, whose appetizing portfolio includes Lure Fishbar and Bistrot Leo among other notable dining destinations, executive chef Ryan Schmidtberger, who previously led the kitchens of Lure Fishbar and The River Café, brings his flavorful techniques to Hancock St .
It might be cold outside, but this space in the West Village offers indoor and outdoor seating year-round so you can enjoy savory plates surrounded by fairy lights and lush greenery in their private garden veranda. Dive into Chef Ryan’s delicious brunches and dinners, featuring fresh seafood dishes including a raw selection of oysters and shrimp cocktails. Want some caviar? With one of the most affordable caviar services in town, stock up on this delicious delicacy. Other favorites include their selection of homemade pasta plates prepared daily. With their popular pastas and pot sauces now available to go, you can enjoy the best of Hancock St. at home. This chic and cozy upscale space also hosts weekly specials such as Prime Rib Night every Saturday as well as delivery options – it’s not hard to see why Hancock St. has quickly become a neighborhood favorite.
Start your savory culinary tour with east and west coast oysters that are served with sliced green onions and a trio of signature house sauces including plum wine reseda, serrano salsa verde and chef Ryan’s spicy hot sauce. Other delicious specialties include yellowfin tuna and crispy potatoes, made with fresh sesame tuna, truffle and yuzu sauce and green onions served on crispy hash browns, the version from the chef of your favorite fast food potatoes which are also available with additional toppings like Uni or Scotch Salmon. Other creative creations on this mouth-watering menu are duck Bolognese and whole-wheat mafaldine made with homemade pasta, roasted shiitake mushrooms and rosemary manchego, as well as a perfectly prepared crispy veal schnitzel that is served browned and served on roasted dill potatoes with a lemon-caper sauce. Classic American comfort food you won’t want to miss is the adult macaroni and cheese, made with fresh house-made pasta, two-year-aged Parmesan cheese and house-cultured butter, and their Schmidt Burger – a snap. named after chef Ryan, you’ll fall in love with every bite of this burger featuring an aged beef patty with white cheddar cheese and all the trimmings on a sesame seed brioche bun.
Sit back, relax and enjoy their Osetra Russian caviar service consisting of four or eight ounces of caviar, with sides including sour cream and onion crisps and crème fraiche. Pair each dish with the perfect drink and toast to your tasty moment at Hancock St. when you choose from a diverse selection of American winemakers and innovative cocktails such as the Noir Martini with Chopin vodka, vermouth and cocktails. black olives from California, the Grand Manhattan with rye and vermouth, or the smoked Margarita with mezcal, lime, agave, Cointreau and smoked sea salt.
With nearly half a century of combined experience in the restaurant industry and multiple accolades between them, Mcdonald and Chef Ryan are bringing the New York hospitality industry back with this stylish and scrumptious hot spot that must be seen – or tasted – to be believed.
Hancock St. is located at 257 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014. For more information, visit their website at https://www.hancockst.com/ and call 212.645.0193.
Photo credit: Evan Sung