The Citiblog

Little Birch is coming to
550 Madison

September 11, 2023, 8:37.02 pm ET


Photo: 550 Madison

The Olayan Group has announced the opening of Little Birch, a new food and drink kiosk serving seasonal lunchtime fare in 550 Madison’s public garden. Little Birch will be overseen by Chef Solanki Roy of Great Performances, who is Executive Chef for The Arch amenity space at 550 Madison, which offers café and dining experiences for tenants of the newly repositioned Landmarked office tower located between East 55th and 56th streets in Midtown Manhattan.

Chef Solanki, who has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world, has created a seasonal menu of salads, grilled sandwiches, smoothies and more. From healthy to indulgent, Little Birch’s offerings include a prosciutto and cheddar panini, a Shaller & Webber beef weiner, chopped salad, quinoa tofu bowl, as well as caramelized banana pudding to name a few. Little Birch’s menu also reflects 550 Madison’s commitment to sustainability.

The lushly landscaped Garden transforms a previously enclosed mid-block passageway into the largest green space built in Midtown East in 60 years. The 21,300-square foot Garden offers abundant outdoor seating, gender inclusive public bathrooms, public Wi-Fi and three food and beverage kiosks – including the latest culinary destination, Little Birch.

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