At POPULAR, diners have a special opportunity to enjoy authentic, original, healthy and globally inspired Peruvian cuisine by Chef Diego Muñoz, who helmed The World's 50 Best Restaurants' #1 rated Latin American restaurant, Astrid y Gastón, in Lima. Chef Diego, a rare talent, proudly brings to New York City, the ultimate international gateway, the best of his Peruvian homeland's multicultural cuisine—a microcosm of some of the world's greatest culinary traditions—Incan, Spanish, Moorish, African, Italian, Chinese and Japanese.
Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser and his team are providing the operational expertise to bring Chef Diego's soulful vision to life. Two chefs working together like this is an unprecedented collaboration. No one is better suited to interpret the culinary intent of a great chef than another great chef. It is a first of its kind, with Chef Diego in the kitchen and Chef John running front of house, which makes it so unique and ensures a holistic experience.
Signature dishes include sublime ceviches, wood-fire roasted Pollo a la Brasa and Duck Leg Fried Rice, American classics like Prime New York Strip Steak, and an abundance of fresh vegetables. To accompany Chef Diego's flavor-forward, healthy dishes, POPULAR serves enchanting, best in class pisco cocktails and a selection of international wines.
Chef Diego is also sharing Peru's revered imbibing traditions with his original drinks, since the best people to create cocktails are chefs. Chefs are focused on the best possible flavors in their food, and as such, they can create the best cocktails with the best tastes. The entire hotel will elevate and celebrate cocktails as never before.
In its handsome dining room or al fresco under the stars in Bowery Garden, POPULAR is a transporting and worldly culinary tour that is good for both the body and the soul.
We were the first to recognize that the hotel's bars and restaurants should be geared to the people of the city first and foremost, and visitors will want to go where the people in the know of that city go. We are taking this to a new level with Chef Diego Muñoz and Chef John Fraser. With PUBLIC's many outlets and the variety of culinary experiences, we are creating an immersive food bazaar that has never been seen before.