D&D London has now launched East 59th, a glamorous New York style rooftop bar and grill in Leeds, with Executive Chef Lee Murdoch. This is their fourth site in the city, joining Angelica, Crafthouse and Issho – the new Japanese restaurant which opened last month. The all-day bar and grill, named after the address of D&D’s Manhattan site Guastavino’s, is a stylish new al fresco dining spot in the city centre.
Perfect for a quick business lunch and ideally located for city shoppers in the high-end Victoria gate development, the menu at East 59th focuses on the eclectic traditions of New York dining, with dishes served from the restaurant’s open kitchen, using top quality produce to create a relaxed, contemporary dining experience. Dishes such as Slow braised beef short rib, with sweet mustard BBQ sauce, house pickle, and Reuben sandwich with pastrami, gruyere, sauerkraut, toasted rye, sweet mustard dip, sit alongside Cobb salads; Orkney and Aberdeen Angus steaks; and native lobster with garlic butter and charred lime. Weekend brunch dishes consist of Stacked pancakes with crispy smoked bacon and maple syrup; Smoked salmon bagel, cream cheese and spring onion; and Eggs Royale, all alongside free-flowing Bloody Mary’s or Prosecco. In addition, a late-night grazing menu is available at the bar from 10pm-1am, with Firecracker tempura shrimp; Hamburger sliders; and Nachos.
The stunning rooftop bar has incredible panoramic views over the city, as well as an innovative cocktail menu and a wide selection of craft beers. House cocktails include Hoboken Sour (Bulleit Bourbon washed with peanuts, lemon juice, maple syrup and egg white, served in a coupette with popcorn); 59th Fizz (Tanqueray 10, tonic, elderflower cordial, Chardonnay wine and clear apple juice charged with CO2 and bottled, served with grapefruit twist and fresh coriander) and Long Island Iced Tea (Ketel One, Tanqueray, Havanna 3, Olmeca, Cointreau, lemon juice and Coca Cola). Drawing on New York’s vibrant nightlife, East 59th is also running DJ sessions and music events on a weekly basis, with the venue set to become one of the most sought-after destinations in Leeds.