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.

HaSalon is getting ready for service again on 10th Avenue. Photo: 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.

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