This is Pharrell Williams first foray into the restaurant business. Williams has teamed up with nightlife mogul David Grutman (also behind Komodo, Planta, and OTL) and Top Chef Europe champion, Executive Chef Jean Imbert.
Designed by Ken Fulk and Kobi Karp Architecture, the space is divided into two parts. Swan, the restaurant (complete with pink, creamy opal and jade green color scheme and pink-onyx bar), holds court on the first floor, while the discreet Bar Bevy offers guests a sumptuous cocktail retreat upstairs - decked out with velvet seating, brass accents and tapestry-like wallpaper.
Influenced by local, sustainably-sourced ingredients, the "modern-chic" globally influenced menu at Swan highlights signature dishes like Snapper Sashimi with mango, serrano chili and pickled kumquats and Dover Sole with brown butter, capers and lemon.
Head to the outdoor area which takes on a magical garden theme designed by landscape architect Raymond Jungles of Soho Beach House acclaim.
Snapper Sashimi with mango, serrano chili and pickled kumquats; Corn Corn Corn - with creamy polenta, popcorn and brown butter; Ratatouille with bell pepper, zucchini, eggplant and tomato; and Dover Sole with brown butter, capers and lemon.
Kalahari with tequila, watermelon chili, ginger and lime; and the French-inspired Mon Chéri with cherry-infused Buffalo Trace Bourbon, vanilla, angostura and chocolate bitters.