Monarch Restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef, Danny Grant, has officially opened at The National.
Savor the high life this spring at Monarch Restaurant. Perched on the 49th floor of The National, Monarch is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving restaurant-goers the chance to dine on their wood-fired Italian dishes with an epic view of the city. [Featured image: @carrollconsultinglighting]
Less than a week after Salt Bae’s lavish golden-steak serving steakhouse opened in the Artist District, another luxury restaurant is graced the city’s dining scene.
The restaurant is headed by Chef Danny Grant. The studied chef was formerly the Executive Chef at RIA and Balsan Restaurants at the former Elysian Hotel in Chicago, where he became the youngest US chef to receive two Michelin stars in 2011 and 2012.
Grant selected Eric Dreyer, formerly Oprah’s personal chef, as the Executive Chef of Monarch. The restaurant specializes in wood-fired Italian dishes. Their dinner-exclusive menu offers share-ables – with options such as Sizzling Bobwhite Quail ($18), chilled and raw dishes – ranging from Yellowfin Tuna Tartare ($18) to Caviar Service ($200) or the slightly more affordable Caviar Slider’s ($55), and salads that include Heirloom Greens ($14), Chopped ($16), Caesar ($16), and Prosciutto & Buffalo Mozzarella ($22).
Additionally, Monarch serves house-made pastas – including Shortrib Bolognese ($18) and Whole Maine Lobster Spaghetti ($58) – and entrées such as their Fire-Seared Salmon ($32) and Salt-Crusted Whole Gulf Snapper ($75).
Sides, all priced at $12, range from Wood Oven-Roasted Baby Artichokes, to Bubbling Potato Gratin and Charred Marinated Peppers.
Big spenders can opt for the Butcher’s Reserve section, which includes a Japanese 5 Filet Kagoshima for $160 and Texas Wagyu Striploin for $125. Diners can also experience the best from the restaurant’s menu with The Royale for $190.
In addition to their secret wine tasting room, Monarch has a Chandelier Cocktail Lounge. Priced at $17 a piece, their cocktail menu includes, among other libations, their Secret Garden – made with Hendricks Orbium, St Germain, violette, seedlip, and lemon, Spicy Lady – made with vida mezcal, reposado, cayenne, honey, lime, elote liqueur, and hibiscus, and Diamond Noir made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Yuzu Barrel-Aged demerara syrup, lemon, and Cabernet Sauvignon Float.
A variety of wines and top-shelf liquors are also available.
The Monarch opens today, visitors can make reservations here.