In the last tablehopper issue, I reported on the opening of ONE65 Patisserie & Boutique on the ground floor in the multi-level ONE65 in Union Square, and now it’s time to visit the other floors of the restored, historic Beaux Arts building. To recap, the project is from chef-partner Claude Le Tohic, known for gaining three Michelin stars while at the restaurant Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand (the only three-star in Vegas).
Now open is ONE65 Bistro & Grill (on the second and third floors), offering lunch, brunch, and dinner from chef de cuisine Jennifer Dewasha, with contemporary Cal-French comfort dishes like steak tartare, a crispy onion tart with porcini, a seasonal stuffed artichoke, and dishes from their Spanish Josper charcoal grill, including skirt steak (and entrecôte for dinner). Fun fact: all meals are prepared using induction ranges and the Josper ovens, eliminating the use of gas throughout the building.
Sustainability appears with the recycled cork flooring and recycled porcelain paneling, and it has a sleek look, with white marble and wood tabletops. There’s tufted banquette seating by the windows, or sit at the counter facing the open kitchen.
Also open is the cocktail bar and lounge, Elements at ONE65, on the fourth floor. It’s a dark and dramatic hideaway, with dim lighting, private booths, and some lounge-y seating by the windows if you want to see who you’re drinking with (and take a picture of your cocktail). The black and gold quartz bar is a stunner, and where you’d find me. The bar is overseen by bar director Trevin Hutchins, who came out from Maine, and his cocktail menu covers the four elements, with a couple large-format options for groups. You’ll find wines, and you can order bites from the Bistro (there is also afternoon tea service from 2:30pm-4:30pm, except on Sundays).
Due to open this Thursday June 6th is O’ by Claude Le Tohic (on the fifth floor, and a private chef’s table on the sixth floor, plus two other private rooms). I’ll have more on that in the next issue!
ONE65 Bistro & Grill is open for lunch from 11:30am-2pm and 5:30pm-9:30pm for dinner (until 10pm Fri-Sat), with brunch Sat-Sun 10:30am-2:30pm. Elements at ONE65 is open daily from 11:30am-12am. 165 O’Farrell St. at Powell.
Table with a view at ONE65 Bistro & Grill. Photo: © tablehopper.com.