Metropolis by Marcus Samuelsson


Photo: Andy Thomas Lee

Metropolis by Marcus Samuelsson

Photo: Andy Thomas Lee

Contact Info:

Address: Performing Arts Center, 251 Fulton St
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10007
map: View the Map
Phone: (212) 266-3018

Food Info:

Menu: View the Menu
Cuisine: American


Metropolis by Marcus Samuelsson, the stunning new restaurant at the Perelman Performing Arts Center in Lower Manhattan, is now official open for dinner.  The vibrant contemporary American restaurant with its star chef is turning to New York City neighborhoods and its reasured culinary traditions for inspiration.

“New York is a city of constant change and evolution where generations of immigrants have made their mark building its future,” said Samuelsson. “At Metropolis, we’re tapping into that cultural flow and sharing how a restaurant contributes to that dialogue. Through food and drink, we want to capture what makes New York the most delicious place to be.”

Samuelsson together with Executive Chef Ed Tinoco, Chef de Cuisine Marcelo Malta Andrade and Pastry Chef Onika Ayana Brown have extended the neighborhood theme to the menu with a towering Farmer’s Market Platter, where seasonal fruits and vegetables are presented grilled, pickled, and fermented, alongside house-made condiments and dips, and Flushing Style Oysters, served with lemon, shiso, and XO sauce.

Main courses include Aged Long Island Duck, rubbed with a 4-year mole, foie gras and peaches; Arctic Char with uni beurre blanc, agrodolce cucumbers, and citrus; Whole Grilled Dover Sole to Share with pomme soufflé and braised leeks; and desserts such as Marble Mirror Chocolate Cake with strawberry jam.

To complement the menu, house cocktails also highlight New York like the Bubble Gun Sour, strawberry & bubblegum, vermouth, egg white, empirical spirits “the plum, i suppose;” the Catskills Old Fashioned made with Overproof whiskey, New York malt and red bean caramel; and the “Appletini” made with green apple, sauternes, and baking spices. A tableside cart, meanwhile, offers diners classic and modern martinis, including a 50/50 made with gin & vodka, orange bitters and a twist.

The monumental space, designed by David Rockwell and Rockwell Group, features waves of sapele wood ribbons across the ceiling that when lit reseble a maze. Huge, exposed trusses, meanwhile, lead guests to a swanky bar and lounge, as well as an outdoor terrace with a fully-equipped, ideal for al fresco dining and exclusive private events. Vintage area rugs add warmth and softness, while custom furniture offers pops of burgundy.

Metropolis will also service 30-seat lounge area next to the lobby stage featuring free programming each week. At the lounge look for lighter fare like House Popcorn with truffle or white cheddar; Fried Olives and Cornichons with everything bagel and mayo; Blanketed Franks with chistorra, bravas sauce, and crispy potato; and Smoked Hamachi Taco with salsa cruda, caraflex slaw, and crema; among others.