Sleeping Giant Restaurant Group to Bring Albert’s to Midtown East

The new gastropub will open in the space formerly occupied by Public House.
Sleeping Giant Restaurant Group to Bring Albert’s to Midtown East
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Sleeping Giant Restaurant Group, the group behind seven New York eateries including Penrose, The Wren, and The Spaniard, will open an eighth eatery in the space that formerly housed Public House on E 41st St. Albert’s will be a gastropub named for Albert Quay in Cork, Ireland.

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The new pub’s menu will reportedly feature dry-aged burgers, seafood, fried chicken sandwiches, and steaks and, in true Sleeping Giant-style, will have an impressive cocktail program. If the previous eateries are any indication, Albert’s cocktail menu will be something you won’t want to miss.

140 E 41st St is a 7,355 square-foot space located on the south block between Lexington and Third Ave at the base of a one million square-foot office building. Not only that, Albert’s new home offers open-air outdoor dining and is located mere steps from Grand Central.

Sleeping Giant is the collaborative work of Ruairi Curtin and Mark Gibson. Together, they opened Bua in 2004, named for the Irish word for victory. Since then, the group actually hasn’t slept, or so it would seem. The three opened The Spaniard in 2017; Albert’s will be the first new project since then.

According to Commercial Observer, you can expect to be indulging in one of Albert’s tavern burgers by summer 2022. Check our Sleeping Giant’s website for more information.

[Editor’s note: an earlier version of this article listed David Mohally as an owner in Sleeping Giant. Mohally does not carry that affiliation.]

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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