The Breslin Bar & Dining Room *

 april bloomfield

April Bloomfield has spent most of her life in the kitchen and had the pleasure of working with some of the most revolutionary chefs before taking on a kitchen of her own. A native of Birmingham, England, April began her culinary studies at Birmingham College. From there, she went on to hone her craft through cook positions in various kitchens throughout London and Northern Ireland, including Kensington Place and Bibendum. It was under the guidance of Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray at The River Cafe where she learned to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of food.

Before moving to New York, April spent the summer of 2003 in Berkeley, California at the legendary Chez Panisse. In February 2004, April and restaurateur Ken Friedman opened New York City’s first gastropub, The Spotted Pig. Under April’s direction, The Spotted Pig has earned one star from the Michelin Guide for seven consecutive years, and since 2010, April & Ken’s The Breslin Bar & Dining Room also earned one star two years in a row in the esteemed guidebook. As Food & Wine Magazine’s ”Best New Chef,” April continues to receive widespread attention for her food. In fall 2010, she and Ken opened The John Dory Oyster Bar, which joined The Breslin at New York’s Ace Hotel and earned a glowing, two-star review from the New York Times. April’s first cookbook, A Girl and Her Pig, was published by Ecco in April 2012.


ken friedman
Ken Friedman wasn’t always a restaurateur. A Los Angeles native, he attended UC Berkeley where he discovered San Francisco’s lively music scene. The young Friedman left college to pursue a full-time career in music as a concert promoter, first independently and then working for the legendary Bill Graham. He moved to London to manage bands such as The Smiths and UB40, and then eventually found himself in New York City, working with the renowned Clive Davis at Arista Records.

When Friedman turned 40, he decided to make a career change, and friends suggested that he think about opening a restaurant. It seemed a natural fit; Friedman spent many nights frequenting New York City’s best restaurants while entertaining his clients, and friends continually offered to invest in his first project, sure that it would be a success.

They were right. In February 2004, he opened New York City’s first gastropub with chef April Bloomfield. The Spotted Pig has earned one star from the Michelin Guide for seven consecutive years and, in 2010, Friedman and Bloomfield’s The Breslin Bar & Dining Room has also earned one star two years in a row in the esteemed guidebook. In fall 2010, the duo opened The John Dory Oyster Bar, which joined The Breslin at New York’s Ace Hotel and recently earned a glowing, two-star review from The New York Times.

PRIVATE EVENTS

the events menus are subject to change based on season & availability. pricing is available upon request. xo

lobby bar
a beautiful ode to old new york, the lobby bar at the Ace Hotel New York features a rotating schedule of curated DJs in the evenings and serves food from the breslin kitchen. we accept reservations in the lobby bar for groups of 10-40 with a required food and beverage minimum of $50 per person. please email lobbyreservations@thebreslin.com for more information

Listing Information

Award Winning,Bar,Breakfast,Dinner,Entertainment,Lunch

Medium - $11 - $35

Yes

Accepted

Yes

Car Park

Accepted

Available

*

Visited 1042 times, 1 Visits today

Add a Review

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Related Listings

  • Polo Bar

    Polo Bar

    We Say: If you like Clubby, Wood and Leather, with Classic American Cuisine, then this is the place for you. The staff is still getting the hang of breaking in their saddles. There is no question Ralph hit another home run with this one. It may take a few months… Read more »

  • Tavern On the Green

    Tavern On the Green

    ABOUT TAVERN ON THE GREEN A modern tavern nestled in a bucolic Central Park setting, Tavern on the Green is an iconic, landmark restaurant unlike any other. Centered around a hearty, rustic menu shaped by local, seasonal ingredients, Tavern on the Green invites patrons into a warm, celebratory gathering space that captures… Read more »

  • One if by Land, Two if by Sea

    One if by Land, Two if by Sea

    New York Restaurants writes: Profile New Yorkers may agree on very little, but this pricey classic gets a landslide vote for New York’s most romantic dining experience. Sit in what was once Aaron Burr’s carriage house—surrounded by flowers, warmed by dual fireplaces, lulled by the mellow stylings of the resident… Read more »