The Peak, a 10,000-square-foot eatery, cocktail bar and event space, is on the 101st floor of 30 Hudson Yards, the sprawling complex’s tallest skyscraper. Thanks to its mid-Manhattan location and wid windows the views are outstanding.
Peak is one floor higher than Edge, the western hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck. Even on a cloudy day, I could see everything from the Palisades to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and the ocean beyond from the restaurant’s windows.
These exclusive renderings show David Rockwell’s sleek designs. Peak boasts a U-shaped marble bar, dark oak floors, marble and wood tabletops, and plushly upholstered banquettes and chairs. A mirror-polished metal ceiling will reflect the skyline.
There are views on all sides. But the money shot — the south-facing view of downtown, the harbor and sunsets — is given to the two-tiered, 110-seat dining room and 45-seat bar, where customers can savor the view as they sip.
Peak is unlike any of the city’s other top-floor restaurants. Unlike the Rainbow Room, which caters chiefly to private events, Peak will be truly open to the public. Executive chef Christopher Cryer’s modern-American menu is a la carte, unlike the $94 prix fixe at Manhatta (which is also 40 floors lower).