Famously dubbed “SoHo’s Living Room,” the Salon at the Soho Grand is the perfect place to linger – day or night. Vaulted ceilings and majestic masonry columns soar over plush couches and oversized armchairs while silk velvet drapery cascades throughout the space, layering sprawling floor to ceiling windows overlooking West Broadway.
For a touch of the unexpected, magnificent twin ornamental blackened steel birdcages anchor the space and house original mise-en-scenes. The Salon serves a lounge food and drink menu from 6:30 am to close.
Parisian born, Richard Farnabe successfully established himself in France before an impressive trajectory bought him from Paris to New York, to accept a position under a fellow compatriot, Daniel Boulud at Restaurant Daniel in Manhattan. During his tenure, Farnabe worked diligently and it was not long before Jean-Georges Vongerichten approached Farnabe and offered him the opportunity to direct the opening efforts for Jean Georges. This role later translated into a Chef de Cuisine position at The Mercer Kitchen.
For the next few years, Farnabe dabbled in a host of varied projects, first as the private chef for Tommy Hilfiger, followed by a consultancy for Montrachet, and then back in the kitchens at Lotus. Additionally, Farnabe opened Prime in Huntington where he received 5 star diamond from triple AAA within one year of opening, and consulted with Picholine restaurant, where subsequently, the restaurant received 2-Michelin stars.
Chef Farnabe’s menus continue to garner critical praise and are simultaneously lauded for their fresh approach and innovative mix of flavors and ingredients.