Hawksmoor, a highly-acclaimed British steakhouse chain, plans to roll out a New York restaurant by the end of 2019, following five years of developments and price negotiations.
The new site will be near Gramercy Square and take the business into the States for the first time.
Hawksmoor currently runs six restaurants in London, two in Manchester and its latest venture in Edinburgh, which opened in July 2018.
Will Beckett, co-founder at Hawksmoor,confirmed: “We are just in the process of getting the final price for the build and final date – neither of those numbers are going in the right direction, at some point soon we will have a restaurant in New York, hopefully in the autumn or beginning of winter.”
Beckett started the business with co-founder Huw Gott in 2006 when they opened their flagship restaurant in Shoreditch, London, in a bid to breathe new life into the city’s casual-professional restaurant scene.
The business soon soared to success and shortly after it added a second site to the portfolio in Spitalfields, London, which Beckett said was “even scarier” than the flagship opening.
Beckett added: “Irrespective of different views of how big Hawksmoor could be in the UK, it is fairly finite. So opening something international just makes sense in a company where we really enjoy trying to build something in a momentum of new things.”
“Huw and I think of Hawksmoor as our lives’ work. We are not serial entrepreneurs, we just want to do the kind of restaurants we love building in the kinds of cities we love spending time in. I go to New York and I just love being there, its just exciting.”