Imperial No. 9 isnt the only new hotel restaurant. On Friday, the Trilby opened in the space that held Scott Conants Faustina (and Table 8 before that)
until the Cooper Square Hotel changed owners. This effort isnt led by a celebrity chef; the face (or rather, faces) of the operation will instead be the hotel's managing partner Klaus Ortlieb and James Stuart, former food and beverage manager at the neighboring Bowery Hotel. Designers DD Allen and Michael Pierce have given the restaurant and its outdoor garden a lounge-y vibe, but there is a menu of European-inspired comfort food for you to peruse below its served till midnight, with the late-night menu extending till 2 a.m. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. daily (competition for Peels and its pastry chef Shuna Lydon) and lunch goes from noon till 4 p.m.
Trilby Menu [PDF]
The Trilby, The Cooper Square Hotel, 25 Cooper Square; 212-475-3400
Correction: Despite reports to the contrary, reps say the Cooper Square Hotel was not purchased.