BRINGING ABUNDANT FLAVOR TO GREENWICH VILLAGE
Hotelier Sean MacPherson Unveils New Neighborhood Cafe in Historic Marlton Hotel
Chefs Michael Reardon, formerly of Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, and Tra Vigne in Napa, and Jeremy Blutstein, of Tremont, Eataly, and The Crow’s Nest in Montauk, will helm the kitchen. Margaux will serve dishes with sunny, dynamic flavors, influenced by the cultures and cuisines of the southern and eastern Mediterranean, France and California. With an ethos of seasonality and healthy ingredients, the menu changes daily, offering the highest quality food and drink without pretense.
Each dish is conceived with organic, local ingredients, including starters such as: the Farmer’s Board ($19), a colorful sampling that includes avocado hummus, red quinoa tabouli, spicy sweet potato and roasted beets with grains of paradise, a Cauliflower Custard with crispy Brussels leaves and acorn squash ($9), and a Winter Citrus Salad with escarole, olives, and almonds ($11). Heartier mains include the Dayboat Cod prepared with savoy cabbage with Maine kelp and sea bean ($24) and the Rotisserie Chicken with Urfa biber, sweet potato, and green harissa ($21). The cocktails, designed by Bar Manager Hunter Orahood, emulate the menu’s focus on seasonality paying homage to the neighborhood’s rich Beat history, including The Marlton House and Bohemian Sidecar ($13).
Located in the rear of the hotel, behind the lobby bar, the cozy 98-seat cafe, designed by MacPherson, is steeped with precious charm. Lush green banquet seating and fresh plants in porcelain potting surround the light-filled space, and the walls are adorned with antique glass mirrors, chic light fixtures, and floral tiles hand-picked by MacPherson in Argentina. A breathtaking skylight atrium spans the cafe’s back wall further enhancing the airy, romantic sentiment.
Open from 7am – midnight, Margaux is designed to be an everyday neighborhood restaurant.