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New Orleans-Themed Restaurant Coming to Flatiron

By Heather Holland | September 24, 2013 11:53am
 Bo's, a 70-seat restauarant opening near Madison Square Park, is expected to open in October.
Bo's Restaurant to Open on West 24th Street
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FLATIRON — A New Orleans-themed restaurant is opening near Madison Square Park next month, dishing up seasonal Southern dishes in a casual atmosphere.

Bo’s, a 70-seat eatery, will offer a menu that pays tribute to New Orleans flavors — including a Florida red snapper crudo with pequin pepper, and a grilled prime aged steak with homemade Creole mustard, smoked potato puree and glazed heirloom carrots.

The restaurant will eventually open a basement lounge in addition to the restaurant, and entertainment is in the works as well, a spokesman said.

“It’s a casual yet sophisticated dining experience that hints at a rich past with contemporary cuisine,” said Todd Mitgang, chef and partner at Bo’s, in an email. “The dishes are extremely ingredient driven. It’s all about the pantry.”

The eatery at 6 W. 24th St. is still under construction, but the owners hope to open by mid-to-late October. The dining room will feature parquet flooring, marble tables and teal velvet banquettes, including an eight-person booth, Mitgang said.

The bar area, which is separate from the dining room, will be furnished with custom bar stools and a cast zinc bar, he added.

The bar will serve a variety of beer, wine and specialty cocktails designed by mixologist Jeremy Strawn, of Black Hound Bar in Battery Park City.

“Our main goal is to try to give diners a variety of options for different tastes — something for everyone,” Mitgang said. “Bo’s is part New Orleans, part New York and dedicated to fresh ingredients and produce."

The name Bo’s pays tribute to Andrew “Bo” Young III, son of civil rights activist Andrew Young II, and the long history of the Young family in New Orleans, Mitgang said.

Mitgang and Bo's co-owner Steven Kristel together also run South Edison, a restaurant in Montauk, LI, and Mitgang additionally runs Midtown East’s Crave Fish Bar.