Kola House, New York
The Facts
NAME: Kola House
IT'S: A new-American restaurant owned by PepsiCo

23-09-2016

OPENED: September 23rd, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: PepsiCo and chef Jon Feshan
DID YOU KNOW: There's not a single Pepsi sign to be seen
LOCATION: Chelsea
ADDRESS: 408 West 15th Street, NY 10011
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 8th Avenue
OPENING TIMES: Sun - Mon 5pm-10pm; Tues - Thurs 5pm - 11pm and Fri - Sat 5pm - 12am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT:  646-869-8873
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

Kola House

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Kola House is a new restaurant in Manhattan’s West Side, just opened on the edge of the meatpacking district owned by multibillion-dollar soft drinks and snack giant, PepsiCo.

The huge brand, whose biggest hits include Lay’s potato chips, Doritos and, of course, Pepsi, is not one that immediately comes to mind when looking at the new farm-to-table cuisine on offer at this new spot and there’s not a lot about this new spot that gives it away either. Despite the fact that it is in an area filled with great dining options, like Italienne and Society Cafe, Kola House fits in to its surroundings on West 15th Street quite nicely.

In contrast to other big name brands who have recently opened concept stores to promote their brands like the recent opening of Kellogg’s in Times Square, Kola House keeps its branded backer much more quiet. This is a real restaurant and, not missing a trick, they’ve got a serious chef in to run the kitchen.

Chef Jon Feshan (who previously worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten) is overseeing the new-American farm-to-table menu which is focused around the essential ingredient in cola drinks – the kola nut. The ingredient is subtly worked into various protein-focused dishes without being overpowering – kola salt dusted on steak and kola rub on carnitas for example. The flavor of the nut is described as being somewhere between chocolate and coffee in flavor.

Located across the street from Chelsea Market, Kola House looks and feels like a serious restaurant and comes without a Pepsi sign in sight. Hardwood floors and dark wood tables fill the space with black leather banquets lining the sides and an eye-catching light sculpture fills the centre of the ceiling. The space also comes complete with a copper pipe Kola bar filled with ingredients that can be found in a range of their cocktails.

Kola House does not try to be gimmicky or overtly branded. It is simply a brand looking for an interesting take on a restaurant with a simple concept, unique ingredients and a good atmosphere.

The Facts
NAME: Kola House
IT'S: A new-American restaurant owned by PepsiCo

23-09-2016

OPENED: September 23rd, 2016
WHO'S BEHIND IT: PepsiCo and chef Jon Feshan
DID YOU KNOW: There's not a single Pepsi sign to be seen
LOCATION: Chelsea
ADDRESS: 408 West 15th Street, NY 10011
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 8th Avenue
OPENING TIMES: Sun - Mon 5pm-10pm; Tues - Thurs 5pm - 11pm and Fri - Sat 5pm - 12am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT:  646-869-8873
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram

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