Here’s the Menu For Carmellini’s Library at the Public, Opening Tuesday


When we last checked on the status of Andrew Carmellini’s hotly anticipated mezzanine lounge at the Public Theater, the chef was hoping to open in time for the theater’s re-dedication ceremony this Thursday. The opening date has now been set for next Tuesday, Oct. 9, as designer David Rockwell finishes the job.

To tide you over til then, we’ve scored the lounge’s menu. Created by Mr. Carmellini with the help of Michael Oliver (who has worked under him at Cafe Boulud and Locanda Verde), mixologist Tiffany Short, and beverage director Josh Nadel (also of Locanda as well as Mr. Carmellini’s other restaurant, The Dutch), it will be available at both The Library and Joe’s Pub from 5:30 p.m. to midnight, after which a late-night menu will be served until 2 a.m.

Mr. Carmellini and the team at Joe’s Pub will also be operating a full-service lobby bar where snacks, cheese plates, cookies, cupcakes, Stumptown coffee, wine on tap, and seasonal punches will be served.

The Library at the Public is now accepting reservations at 212-539-8777.



This post was revised shortly after publication to reflect the following correction: The opening date is Tuesday, Oct. 9, not Monday, Oct. 8.