Henry NoMad - Bone In Beef Short rib
The Facts
NAME: Henry NoMad
IT'S: A restaurant with a focus on Pan-African cuisine

22-08-2018

OPENED: August 22nd, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Joseph “JJ” Johnson and Craveable Hospitality Group
DID YOU KNOW: Henry NoMad has plans to introduce an all-day menu and a new menu at the subterranean bar this fall
LOCATION: NoMad
ADDRESS: 19 W 31st St, NY 10001
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 33rd Street
OPENING TIMES: Daily: 5:00pm-10:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Henry NoMad

OPENED481 DAYS AGO

NoMad’s LIFE Hotel reopens its restaurant, Henry NoMad, with a new chef at the helm.

It’s the first (permanent) solo venture by James Beard-nominated chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson, who is known for his African cooking with unexpected ingredients and Latin infusions.

Henry NoMad - RotiImage credit: Bea da Costa

The Spot:

Chef JJ stole the hearts of New Yorkers during his residency at Chefs Club in NoLita, where he introduced the city to his Pan-African culinary style. Following the success of his creative dishes – inspired by Africa, Latin America and his own Caribbean heritage – chef JJ has partnered with Craveable Hospitality Group (of JIMMY) to find the concept a permanent home. What better place than the lobby of NoMad’s LIFE hotel, a large light-filled space with plenty of options for seating. An absolute necessity, because we have a feeling this newcomer is going to be popular.

Henry NoMad - ConConImage credit: Bea da Costa

The Food:

The menu is jam-packed with spices, seasonal vegetables and interesting combinations. Roti comes with eggplant date purée and spinach chutney, kebab gets a helping of kimchi, and salmon noodles swim in African nectar broth. Our advice? Bring all your hungry (and slightly rich) friends and order ‘It Was All A Dream’, which gives you one of everything on the menu. Then, let us know if dreams actually come true.

Henry NoMad - Rice PopImage credit: Bea da Costa

The Drinks:

Led by Pam Wiznitzerand and Luis Hernandez (of Upper East Side cocktail bar Seamstress), drinks steal ingredients from chef JJ’s kitchen. Take the “Wait Wait” for example, a mix of Bourbon, spiced plantain syrup, ginger, lemon and bitters. Another highlight is the “Malka”, made with Mezcal, yuzu, cinnamon, green apple and saffron.

Henry NoMad - barImage credit: Bea da Costa

The Damage:

Small dishes are priced at $12-$16; large plates vary between $28 and $75. A feast of everything on the menu (It Was All A Dream) costs $390.

In a Nutshell:

Your list of new restaurants to try might be long enough as it is, but Henry NoMad deserves to jump to the top. Where else are you going to find dumplings with curry and Portuguese sausage; jollof sticky rice and an Afropot (a mix of seafood with Chinese pork sausage), all in one place?

If you’re looking for other new places to eat and drink in NYC, check out our interactive map with the city’s best new restaurants and bars. 

Featured image: Henry NoMad

The Facts
NAME: Henry NoMad
IT'S: A restaurant with a focus on Pan-African cuisine

22-08-2018

OPENED: August 22nd, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Joseph “JJ” Johnson and Craveable Hospitality Group
DID YOU KNOW: Henry NoMad has plans to introduce an all-day menu and a new menu at the subterranean bar this fall
LOCATION: NoMad
ADDRESS: 19 W 31st St, NY 10001
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 33rd Street
OPENING TIMES: Daily: 5:00pm-10:30pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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