(Courtesy of UN Plaza Grill) A hidden gem in the heart of the United Nations, UN Plaza Grill offers international cuisine created by award-winning chefs. Located in a beautiful, open space with floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular décor, the UN Plaza Grill has given new life to its menu just in time for Passover, offering lunch specials, dinner and Sunday brunch, and appealing to those socializing with friends or family, discussing business or hosting an event.
Known as the Jewel of the United Plaza, the fine-dining restaurant’s newly refreshed menu is delicious and appeals to all palates with flavors inspired by Japanese signature cuisine, featuring delectable seafood and sushi, as well as USDA kosher prime-aged beef and steaks, stand-out cocktails and delicious desserts. Not only is the food sensational, but each dish and drink are displayed to entice the senses through ceremonial presentation for a dining experience to never forget.
Beyond the amazing menu, UN Plaza Grill is a great setting to listen to live music on select weekends, showcasing local and emerging talent. The UN Plaza Grill also offers catering for all occasions: engagements, weddings, post-wedding events, bat and bar mitzvahs, naming and bris ceremonies, sweet 16, bridal showers, holiday events, corporate parties and special menus for Jewish and other holidays. While the restaurant appeals to all walks of life, it is kosher and therefore suits the needs of the growing kosher population in New York City and the tri-state area.
The restaurant is owned by entrepreneur Albert Gad, who has an apartment in the building just above the restaurant. Unable to find a great kosher meal in the city, Albert bought UN Plaza Grill and opened it in 2017 to create a restaurant that would appeal to kosher consumers, business professionals and individuals seeking a truly special dining experience. Albert is also the CEO and president of Diamonds International, founded over 30 years ago. What began as one store in St. Thomas has now blossomed into more than 125 locations. Diamonds International is one of the largest jewelry retailers in the world, with locations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Alaska, more than any other fine jeweler, with the company’s headquarters in New York and Miami. As a business owner, Gad believes in giving back and social responsibility for his business ventures, and UN Plaza Grill is no exception! UN Plaza Grill donates 10 percent of any non-profit, synagogue, or Jewish organization’s check back to their organization as way to show support for the amazing work they are doing.
UN Plaza Grill has a team of award-winning chefs from across the globe who create outstanding and exquisite dishes to entice any palate. These include shared plates and appetizers, entrees ranging from seafood, prime-aged beef, steaks and some of the best sushi on the planet, as well as tasty sides, desserts and innovative cocktails. The extraordinary team includes executive chef Hok Chin, who was named one of Best Chefs America, Haitian-born pastry chef Felencia Darius, and sushi chef Kai Hong Chan (AKA Danny) whose sushi dishes rival those of the best in the world. General manager Ghandi Kimia is no stranger in the restaurant industry, with his impressive roster of restaurants including Reserve Cut, Jezebel, Tavern On The Green, Ben Benson’s Steakhouse and Sparks, to name a few.
“With my vast experience in the kosher and mainstream restaurant industry, I was thrilled to open UN Plaza Grill in the heart of the United Nations,” said general manager Ghandi Kimia. “The restaurant, while offering the finest cuisine that is kosher, exemplifies the finest diversity just like the United Nations Plaza it sits in, and that is reflected in the chefs, the menu and the unmatched service and atmosphere,” adds Kimia.
“We needed a restaurant like UN Plaza Grill in New York City to not only meet the needs of the kosher consumer but to serve the finest food and atmosphere that offers an unmatched social and dining experience,” says founder and owner Albert Gad. “UN Plaza Grill is my second Jewel,” said Gad.
UN Plaza Grill serves up prime dry-aged steaks, Japanese-inspired signature dishes and delectable seafood and sushi. The restaurant’s innovative cuisine, stand-out cocktails and spectacular setting make it an unforgettable NYC culinary experience. Exciting plating concepts featuring lighting displays and ceremonial presentation entice the senses and add an element of surprise to the dining experience. Open for lunch and dinner seatings, the restaurant offers an inspired menu of delicious entrees and shared plates for all palates including fresh sushi, seafood, prime USDA and Wagyu steak and more. Indulge in the chef’s specials and signature dishes, which pair perfectly with our in-house cocktails and wine list. The UN Plaza Grill is outfitted in paparazzi-worthy artistic finishes including sweeping two-story illuminated mood lighting fixtures, striking wall art, technology-infused bathrooms and signature New York City views including the monumental United Nations compound
To learn more about the UN Plaza Grill and its newly refreshed and sensational menu, special events and five-star dining experience, visit UN Plaza Grill or follow UN Plaza Grill on Facebook and Instagram.