5 Beekman's evolution from beautiful decay to condo-hotel playground chugs right on ahead with announcements about the building's forthcoming restaurants, run by two big name NYC chefs, of course. The 19th-century building at 5 Beekman Street—now simply called The Beekman—will house two eateries; one by Pastis/Balthazar restaurateur Keith McNally and the other by Craft and Top Chef talking head Tom Colicchio.
McNally's eatery will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with seating for about 90 people; he didn't have any more details except to tell the Times he hopes to "have a name" before it opens. Meanwhile, Colicchio and Crafted Hospitality will run the room service for the hotel portion and be responsible for catering at events held in either the hotel or Beekman Residences.
Colicchio's other project inside the space will be The Living Room, located inside the stunning atrium with views of the glass skylight above. It's still too far out for menus, but the chef tells Florance Fabricant he's tinkering with an "old New York food, modernized" for the theme.