John DeLucie

Chef, Restaurateur, Author, Musician

The New York City Steakhouse has Entered the 21st Century

Located in the former 1850 townhouse of the legendary speakeasy Bill’s Gay Nineties (not what you think), it’s now Jimmy Fallon’s go-to post-taping hang. You’ll find him there on the regular playing sing-alongs on the piano and buying a round of shots for the house. Steel yourself beforehand with chef John DeLucie’s cleaned-up classics like the blue crab cocktail and a kale caesar.

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Secrets of the St. Regis' King Cole Bar & Salon

Despite a starry guest list (Uma Thurman, Emily Mortimer, Hilary Rhoda) all eyes were fixed on Maxfield Parrish’s recently restored mural at the reopening fête for The King Cole Bar & Salon at the St. Regis Hotel. Now under the purview of chef John DeLucie (The Crown, The Lion), the historic watering hole has been given an elegant update. At the unveiling, we learned a "secret" about the gilded Parrish mural: under his regal robe, King Cole is, ahem, cutting the cheese, hence the smirks of jesters.

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St Regis New York Debuts A New Era of Glamour

Iconic luxury hotel, St Regis New York, is proud to announce that the property is in the final stages of an extensive renovation to culminate in a striking reveal this month. The multi-million dollar renovations will soon reveal redesigned luxury guestrooms, suites and public spaces and the highly anticipated debut of the new King Cole Bar & Salon, under renowned New York chef and restaurateur, John DeLucie. The St Regis New York will unveil a bold new era of glamour at Manhattan’s best address, with the renovations reflecting the hotel’s enduring legacy while infusing the timeless allure of Fifth Avenue.

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Grand dame’s facelift: St Regis New York

The landmark St Regis New York on Fifth Avenue has just revealed extensive renovations that were completed this month. The Beaux-Arts building built in 1904 by socialite John Jacob Astor IV has morphed into modernity with redesigned rooms and public spaces.

Original features from the hotel’s “old New York” days, such as the Waterford crystal chandeliers and crown mouldings, have been joined by contemporary oversized photographs, bright fabrics and slick marble. The famous lobby reveals lost architectural elements such as its original oval windows. In the lower lobby is the luxe spa with high-end Laboratoire Remède treatments.

The fabled King Cole Bar has been spruced up and is now the King Cole Bar & Salon, headed by New York chef and restaurateur John DeLucie.

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King Cole Bar & Salon Gets an Epicurean Makeover by Chef John DeLucie

King Cole Bar & Salon—the newly renovated lounge and dining venue at the St. Regis New York—opens this month under the direction of the New York chef and restaurateur John DeLucie. The new culinary concept is based on an upscale speakeasy and features intimate live music performances, classic cocktails, and contemporary American cuisine with an international twist, such as the tuna tartare with Asian pear and Sicilian pistachios. A highlight of the menu is an over-the-top seafood platter composed of fresh East and West Coast oysters, clams, lobster, king-crab legs, jumbo shrimp, and osetra caviar, priced at $550. Entrees include Barolo-braised short ribs with celery-root puree served with grilled ciabatta and grilled lamb merguez with roasted grapes; sides include couscous with apricots, chickpeas, and almonds, and DeLucie’s popular truffle mac-and-cheese. The venue is open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner, and guests can still enjoy the bar’s signature St. Regis Bloody Mary—the Red Snapper) in front of the original Old King Cole mural and the roaring fire. 

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Long Live the King | A Legendary Hotel Bar Returns

The Bloody Mary was invented here. Dalí used to walk his ocelot around the bar. And there’s a royal court in the house. Welcome to King Cole Bar and Salon, an updated version of one of the most legendary hotel bars ever built, now open at the St. Regis. John DeLucie: got a thing for restoring beloved Manhattan landmarks. See: Bill’s and Crown. And now: here. 

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The King Cole Bar & Salon opening: A stylish and vibrant new venue

Earlier this week, The King Cole Bar & Salon inside the St. Regis New York, held an intimate opening party to celebrate its arrival. Notable guests in attendance included Uma Thurman, St. Regis Connoisseur Jason WuEmily Mortimer, Lucy Sykes, Hilary Rhoda, Martha Hunt, Zuzanna Bijoch, Euan Rellie, Meghan Collison, Jay Mclnerney, Anne Hearst, Helen Lee Schifter, and Giorgio DeLuca. Chef John DeLucie, Paul Nash, General Manager of The St. Regis New York, and Paul James, Global Brand Leader for St. Regis also celebrated with the crowd. Glasses of champagne were served along with small bites such as meatballs, eggplant and goat cheese pizza, and chickpea triangles. Guests certainly enjoyed mingling at the new venue.

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St. Regis New York Renews With Renovations And John DeLucie Restaurant

“We love our exterior, but it has a connotation of very old fashioned, traditional luxury,” said Paul Nash, general manager of New York’s landmark St. Regis hotel, earlier this month when the property unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation that included redesigned rooms and a refreshed King Cole Bar & Salon under the direction of New York chef and restaurateur, John DeLucie. “Hopefully we are going to open your eyes to a far more contemporary, cleaner-looking, iconic hotel.”

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King Cole Bar and Salon Opens

The St. Regis Hotel summons thoughts of extravagantly-priced rooms and proper afternoon tea service. While the hotel will undoubtedly maintain its upscale vibe, the debut of The King Cole Bar and Salon brings on a breath of modernity with chef and restaurateur John DeLucie overseeing the food. The menu leans toward Italian with a Mediterranean nod here and there in the Salon, which is the main dining room. Not to be missed is King Cole Bar’s six takes on the Bloody Mary.

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