|Source: Employees Only. View of the interior.|
Employees Only (EO), the speakeasy and restaurant founded in downtown Manhattan in 2004, has opened its doors in the epicentre of Hong Kong’s nightlife district, at 19 Lan Kwai Fong, Central.
The outlet is the group’s fourth worldwide location and second in Asia, following the successful opening of EO Singapore in June 2016.
Co-founder Igor Hadzismajlovic spearheads the project along with Singapore-based partners Joshua and Sarissa Rodriguez Schwartz, GM Rachel Tow and Beverage Director Owen Gibler. "In continuing the Asian expansion of the Employees Only brand, Hong Kong was a natural and obvious fit. With its role as a global capital of commerce, culture and dining, we're confident we'll be able to attract a diverse and discerning audience who will hopefully embrace what we have spent over a decade building and perfecting," says Hadzismajlovic.
Designed by iThink Consulting Group, Employees Only Hong Kong is a reiteration of the original in New York City — from the Art Deco-inspired aesthetic and hidden entrance to the serpentine bar that catalyses guest interaction. At 3,000 sq ft, Employees Only Hong Kong will offer a main dining room in addition to a private dining space that can be curtained off, as well as a “Lovers’ Corner”, a corner booth adjacent to the bar.
Bistro fare with Eastern European influences are available from the kitchen led by Chef James Black, formerly of Bo Innovation and Marco Pierre White’s Belvedere in London. The dinner menu, available until midnight, will feature signatures such as handcut steak Tartar with crostini and mixed greens salad, bone marrow poppers with Bordelaise and pastry shell, skate paprikás, butterscotch and mascarpone cheesecake, plus daily specials. Additionally, an extensive late night menu is available from midnight to 3am with dishes such as the truffled grilled cheese sandwich and the Balkan burger, an homage to some of the original staff’s Eastern European roots.
Email reservations at employeesonlyhk.com to book
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