Blackbrick Opens This Week: We Get a First Look
Blackbrick, Richard Hales' new restaurant, brings Chinese cuisine to midtown this week -- just in time for Art Basel.
All photos by Laine Doss Cold roast chicken with chili sauce at Blackbrick.
Chef/owner Richard Hales gave us a tour and a taste of things to come, telling Short Order that he hopes to open the restaurant this Thursday, December 5, with a limited menu for Art Basel. Although the restaurant will have a full liquor license, cocktails will likely not be available in time for the Basel opening.
The former Acme Bakery space is barely recognizable, going from a Kansas-meets-Miami vibe to a kick-ass rock 'n' roll sensibility. Generals Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Keith Richards watch over the room, which pops with bright red and wicker lighting fixtures.
The intimate restaurant makes full use of its 1,780 square feet by seating guests at tables, a bar, and a chef's counter, where diners can watch the action at the open kitchen. There are additional tables outside.