Bolstering its already substantial presence in the Seagram Building, Major Food Group is opening the Lobster Club, a Japanese eatery, in November. Marking the North American debut of Michelin-starred chef Tasuku Murakami, who will helm the kitchen, the restaurant takes over the former space of the Brasserie, a French hotspot whose heyday was in the 1980s. The new iteration of the space, designed by Peter Marino, will feaure priceless Picasso plates on floor-to-ceiling shelves behind a long-onyx bar, as well as Picasso-inspired sculptures in a nod to the decor of the space’s former tenant. The venue seats 150, including 10 in a private dining room, or holds 300 standing, and is available for buyouts. Classical Japanese fare will be served at the establishment, while cocktails are set to feature Japanese ingredients, such as tea, yuzu juice, and sudachi.
Photo: Courtesy of the Lobster Club