Scheduled to open later this month, the new downtown Union is headed up by chef Sean Langlais; Jason Gethin, who helmed Union's North County kitchen, moved on to open his own restaurant in the East Village.
Langlais told Eater that this Union will launch in stages; they plan to start off lunch and dinner with an abbreviated menu of Union signature dishes and some of his own creations. A corner of the 8,000-square-foot space will be dedicated to a cheese and charcuterie station and two bars will serve all local beer, barrel-aged cocktails and more. Their license allows for live music and entertainment, so the communal table-filled lounge will reconfigure to accommodate bands, DJs and more.
A back section of the space, which can seat 100, will be used as a private dining room or for overflow; it'll be activated a month or so after the initial opening along with an expanded menu from Langlais, who plans give this downtown outpost more of a seafood focus (from sushi to shellfish) and do a weekend brunch.
· Union Kitchen & Tap [Official Site]
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