The Meatpacking Mammoth

The new Meatpacking District restaurant from the owners of Brasserie Pushkin on West 57th Street is going to be another jumbo. Andrei Dellos’ Moscow-based Maison Dellos Group will bring the uptown eatery’s over-the-top opulence — gilded mirrors, Baroque carvings and velvet sofas — to a mammoth 19,740 square feet at 407 W. 14th St. in January.

Although the new spot’s name, Manon, and address have been reported, details were unknown until now. The rent on the 15-year lease is about $1 million for space on four floors — priced at $300 a square foot on the ground and $55 a foot on the upper floors. The ground floor was previously occupied by Little Pie Company.

Maison Dellos was represented by Norman Bobrow and Co. President Norman Bobrow and senior director David Tordjman. The landlord, the estate of William Gottlieb, was repped by CBRE’s Sloane Rhulen and Greg Tannor. Tordjman said Manon’s cuisine won’t be Russian but a mix of modern French, American and pan-Asian styles. “Mr. Dellos isn’t 100 percent Russian,” he explained. “He’s half-Russian and half-French, and he speaks more French than Russian.”

The new restaurant will occupy the first two floors and part of the third, which will also have a wine cellar, Tordjman said. The fourth floor will be used for the company’s offices. Manon will likely open in January or February.

- The New York Post, 2012