Joining the ranks of iconic New York City restaurants such as Balthazar, Upland, and Le Coucou, the newest addition to the Stephen Starr kingdom opened its doors just this past January at the Fotografiska Museum on Park Avenue South. For this one, Starr takes inspiration from the medium of photography itself-- naming it for Veronica, the patron saint of photography, and pulling from the art-form’s history. Veronika, a romantic culinary experience, takes diners to a luxurious blend of France and Eastern Europe’s fine eateries of the early 20th century.
The space, designed by Roman & Williams, sings elegantly with grandeur and opulence. Notably, it offers something of a Manhattan rarity: remarkable amounts of space. And through the gaping arched windows and expansive ceilings, brass chandeliers hang prominently along the hall over blue crushed velvet banquettes and finely decorated dinnerware.
Veronika’s Executive chef Robert Aikens offers a menu that brings European comfort food to an ornate fine dining experience. The restaurant presents a range of dishes from chicken kiev and wiener schnitzel to a full caviar menu. Each plate is sure to add to the delicious luxury Veronika has to offer. Veronika is located on Fotografiska’s 2nd floor, and is open Sunday-Wednesday from 5 to 11pm, and Thursday-Saturday from 5pm to midnight.