New Bar & Restaurant Openings: Peruvian Grub Gets a Modern Twist in Williamsburg

Always looking for a new place to grab some food and drink? Every Thursday, the Observer publishes a list of hot new bars and restaurants opening in New York City. Check in weekly for inspiration on how to spice up the weekend outing, and who knows?—you may just stumble upon a new haunt.

Mr. Purple Bar 2 - Credit Noah Fecks

Mr. Purple. (Photo: Noah Fecks)

Mr. Purple
180 Orchard Street, Manhattan
Opened Wednesday November 18

Gerber Group is at it again. The 17-venue strong hospitality company just opened Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of the brand new Hotel Indigo. This Lower East Side restaurant brings the class and the views, with 8,750 square feet of indoor and outdoor space that recreates the ambience of an artist’s loft. The menu at Mr. Purple will connect with local iconic culinary staples such as 2nd Avenue Deli, Melt Bakery, Russ & Daughters, il laboratorio del gelato, Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, in addition to featuring locally sourced ingredients. The bar menu features an expansive collection of small-batch spirits, regionally brewed craft beers, universal wine offerings and a rotating selection of Gerber Group’s classic and modern cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients.

Veggie Flatbread - Credit Gerber Group

Mr. Purple. (Photo: Gerber Group)

Mr. Purple Terrace 2 - Credit Noah Fecks

Mr. Purple. (Photo: Noah Fecks)

 

(Photo: Courtesy of Llama Inn)

Llama Inn. (Photo: Courtesy of Llama Inn)

Llama Inn
50 Withers Street, Brooklyn
Opened Wednesday November 18

The food at this new Williamsburg joint is quintessentially New York, with a modern take on Peruvian flavors that offers an element of surprise and new experiences with every meal. The 65-seat dining room, created by Joseph Foglia Designs, is inspired by the confluence of architectural and artistic influences brought to Peru over many centuries, from its Andean heritage, ideas of modern colonialism, the urban hacienda and classic Peruvian corner bars. Elements of natural wood, concrete, steel, tile and art were sourced from local craftsmen and fill the dining room as well as the rooftop lounge.

(Photo: Courtesy of Llama Inn)

Llama Inn. (Photo: Courtesy of Llama Inn)

New Bar & Restaurant Openings: Peruvian Grub Gets a Modern Twist in Williamsburg