Industry News | October 3, 2013

GLAZE Takes New York by Storm

New York City continues to get glazed, with a fourth location of GLAZE Teriyaki Grill bringing some saucy flavor to Midtown West. Dishing up elevated, Seattle-style teriyaki with a side of retro-dive vibe, GLAZE Teriyaki Grill opened its doors this month.

 

Inspired by Seattle’s rich teriyaki history, and building on the success of GLAZE’s two current New York locations and new San Francisco location, founder and Seattle-native, Paul Krug, along with head chef Dennis Lake, former executive chef at Rosa Mexicano, team up again to bring Seattle’s street food to the city that never sleeps. The hustle and bustle of Midtown West made the busy neighborhood an ideal location, offering enticing fresh, quick lunch or dinner options for those dining-in or ordering delivery.

 

GLAZE utilizes high-quality, locally sourced, all natural and organic ingredients whenever possible to offer guests one-of-a-kind, good-for-you food. The open air kitchen allows diners to watch entrées such as chicken breast, chicken thigh, hanger steak, salmon, boneless pork loin, wok vegetables and soy marinated tofu char-grilled to order. Entrees are then topped with GLAZE Teriyaki Grill’s teriyaki sauce, freshly-made daily and rendered popular due to its combination of light, smoky, caramel flavor, sweetness of whole apple and pineapple, and hints of garlic and ginger. In addition, every GLAZE entree is available in a gluten-free version. Those who want to “heat” up the GLAZE experience can choose spicy, extra spicy, or for the very brave, the hottest around.

 

Guests can also sample flavorful sides such as Crispy Gyoza Dumplings with homemade dipping sauce; Charred Pork Rib with spicy asian BBQ sauce; or Cold Soba Noodle Salad plus grilled organic tofu square, salmon, or chicken salads with homemade dressing. Because no meal is complete without dessert, GLAZE Teriyaki Grill is partnering with Brooklyn-based and Smorgasburg favorite, The Brownie Boy, to serve made-from-scratch gourmet brownies; also available is Glaze’s signature dessert: Housemade Toasted Almond Rice Pudding.

 

GLAZE Teriyaki Grill has partnered with Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. for an All-Natural Soda fountain offering guests a rainbow of choices to sip with their meal.

 

The space is a feast for the eyes—celebrated Brooklyn-based design and construction firm, HeCHO Inc. has tapped into the GLAZE vibe, creating a laid-back yet energetic environment for the buzzing Midtown West space. Remaining true to GLAZE’s commitment to environmental responsibility and HeCHO’s philosophy, many of the design elements are created from reclaimed materials, giving the interior a historic, yet funky, feel. Wood from an 1873 prison church was used for the restaurant’s tables, benches, and counters, and multicolored wainscoting was brought in from a 1920’s West Virginia general store. Boldly creative laser-etched panels, hand-painted with images inspired by New York City landmarks, are showcased in the dining room along with vintage wall coverings throughout the eatery’s space.

 

GLAZE Teriyaki Grill is located at 60 W. 56th Street in Midtown West. The restaurant will be open Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.