Friedman’s Team Plots New Mexican Restaurant In Former Clyde Frazier Space

Hudson Yards will soon have a premium new Mexican restaurant with plenty of gluten-free options.
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A brand new restaurant is coming to Hudson Yards from the team that has brought to life some of the neighborhood’s favorite new concepts.

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Partners Steve Tenedios, Jonah Phillips, and Joe Ragonese are currently gearing up to launch an exciting new concept in Hudson Yards some time next year. Tenedios and Phillips are the owners of the popular Friedman’s family of restaurants, a family-run group of restaurants that are widely celebrated for their emphasis on elevated, gluten-free American dishes that challenge Milton Friedman’s famous assertion that there’s “no such thing as a free lunch”. Ragonese, meanwhile, is the Director of Operations at Kyma, a traditional Greek taverna that imports its premium-quality olive oil and fish directly from the Peloponnese to New York.

Together, the group is currently operating under the corporate name T&P 10th Avenue Host LLC and are currently teaming up to launch a brand new Mexican concept for Hudson Yards. The new concept, which has yet to be officially named, is currently slated to arrive at at 485 10th Avenue, moving into the space that formerly houses Clyde Frazier’s Wine & Dine. Owned by New York Knicks legend Clyde Frazier, the popular restaurant operated successfully in the space for over nine years before sadly closing down in 2021 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The space has remained vacant since, and Frazier has not yet indicated whether or not he intends to revive the concept in a new space one day.

The location is rather spacious though, and is expected to be able to seat a total 239 guests at one time, including a planned sidewalk cafe for the exterior of the building. For the menu, you can look forward to enjoying tasty Mexican starters like chicken flautas, chicken tortilla soup, and “Rosa’s signature nachos”, which can be ordered with additional chicken, shrimp, or NY strip steak. There will also be three unique ceviche options, as well as a robust array of tacos and enchiladas. For the entrees, sample items from the menu include a roasted half chicken, pork shank, a 9.5 oz “Cheeseburger Grande”, salmon pipian, and chile relleno.

Additionally, the new concept is expected to have a carefully curated beverage program, and the owners are currently in the process of acquiring the necessary liquor license to bring that vision to life. They are currently proposing operating hours of 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM from Monday through Wednesday, and 11:00 AM – 12:30 AM Thursday through Sunday. While the new concept is still too early into development to have its own social media presence, you can follow along with the team at Friedman’s for updates on all of their latest projects and expansions.

Jake Rogers

Jake Rogers is an author and playwright based out of Brooklyn, New York. A lively performer who is deeply passionate about history and literature, outside of his reporting he also produces short films and plays with his theatre troupe, the LSTC. He is currently producing a web series about a butterfly and moth who are roommates that will be released later in the year.
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