Immersed in nostalgia while blasting into the future, the new Chimney BBQ & Sushi Bar is East Harlem’s newest haunt for dining, drinking and lounging. A double level room complete with a full service bar, its exotic menu features a French/Asian Fusion of food served on the elegantly laid out main level while the MILK lounge above, boasts an all-white lounging and dance area featuring a state of the art sound system & DJ booth complete with a color kinetics light system that together makes the Chimney a swinging 3,400 sq. feet of sensory sound, spirits and gastronomic experience.
On Friday, July 24th owners Jeremy Chung & Erik Mayor will host their official grand opening with Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell on hand to cut the red ribbon that will open the doors of the Chimney to the diverse residents of New York’s East Harlem. Further, they will be introducing Don Q’s newest “spirit” Rum laced with Coconut replacing the traditional “rum & coke” with the latest … “Rum & Coco.”
Melding French cuisine with an Asian flair and just a twist of his African roots, Senegal born chef Malik Fall will take from his training in Nice, France where he was raised while attending culinary school in Perignon (France). With appetizers like the Tango Mango Ceviche, Crab and Corn Cake, Sugar Cane Grilled Shrimp, with complementing entrees such as Asado (Argentinean Barbecue Shorts Ribs) Korean Short Ribs, Spicy Pork Ribs, Smoked Barbeque Ribs, Pan Seared Lamb Chops and every conceivable combination of Sushi and Salads and the Chimney becomes a unique dining out experience in East Harlem and the Upper East Side.
The festivities begin with a ribbon cutting at 6 pm followed by a happy hour and at 9 pm live music upstairs with East Harlem’s own Salsa & World Music band Zon del Barrio. A free Salsa dance lesson precedes the live music with a popular Dj working the dance floor between sets. And, why not mix a little Salsa with this unusual fusion restaurant when the site of Chimney’s was the former Christopher’s, a legendary Latin music dance club that saw artists such as Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Ray Barretto and Joe Cuba during its heyday in the â€˜70s & â€˜80s. Today, the Chimney pays homage to those roots while taking the restaurant in the 21st century with its creative culinary menu and friendly ambiance.
Following this Grand Opening, the Chimney will feature an after-work Salsa dance party every Wednesday while catering to the diversity of the neighborhood with jazz, spoken word, house and karaoke nights during the week.
The Chimney is open for dinner Monday through Sunday from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm. They are located at 2056 Second Ave between 105th & 106th Streets. Doors Open at 5PM, Open Bar 5-6PM and 2 for 1 Drinks 6-7PM.