Israeli avante-garde cuisine and high-energy party time return to 10th Avenue in October as chef Eyal Shani opens the door again to HaSalon.
The restaurant will bring up the shutters again on Saturday, October 2. “We are so happy to re-open HaSalon NYC with enhanced safety measures and providing a food experience like no other,” said general manager, Mika Ziv. “With Chef Shani and our restaurant team, we are ready to welcome back our New York community for a wild dining experience to be enjoyed with great company.”
New Yorker said in their 2019 review that chef Shani’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant “serves high-minded, high-priced food — after 10pm, it turns into a dance party.”
Chef Shani is seen as one of the leaders of modern Israeli cuisine. The self-taught chef now owns 29 restaurants worldwide (including Miznon in New York) and is a Master Chef judge.
HaSalon will initially open three nights a week, Thursday through Saturday, with two reservation-only seatings starting at 5:30pm. The first seating is tranquil, offering the same exciting menu and interactive experiences but in a quiet and low-key atmosphere. As the evening progresses, the shutters on the windows come down and the dining room transforms into a high-energy party setting (complete with dancing on the tables).
In the New Yorker’s June 2019 review, they describe the 10th Avenue location as “on a desolate corner in Hell’s Kitchen.” We wonder what they will make of it now being next to the boarded-up Skyline Hotel — which closed after being used as a temporary homeless hotel during the pandemic, and is facing an uncertain future.
HaSalon is located at 735 10th Avenue between W49/50th Street. hasalonnyc.com