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May 27, 2016

John Doherty’s Black Barn Restaurant Launches Breakfast and Outdoor Service

John Doherty's Black Barn launches breakfast and outdoor service


Capping off a hugely successful opening year, John Doherty’s Black Barn Restaurant is launching a breakfast menu and outdoor service just in time for summer. 

Black Barn Restaurant was opened by Chef John Doherty last fall and quickly became one of NoMad’s most popular and well-known restaurants. Doherty, former Chef and Director of Food and Beverage at the iconic Waldorf Astoria, began cooking in restaurants on Long Island at the young age of 15. John wanted to bring a warm, rustic experience of the East End countryside to the heart of NoMad.

“When people ask me what the concept of Black Barn is,” Doherty told us when he sat down for a recent interview, “I tell them that it’s refined food and wine with great service in a casual, rustic environment.”


John Doherty's Black Barn launches breakfast and outdoor service


And now a new offering has been introduced at Black Barn — breakfast service from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. with a brand new menu. Doherty told us, “Breakfast — there’s no better way to start the day. Whether it be a meeting or just time alone to think over some fruit, a pastrami and egg sandwich, or a house-made pastry and a cappuccino. What inspired me to create our breakfast menu was to make the things we all love to eat and make them better than I’ve ever tasted them before. For example, I wouldn’t put a bagel on the menu unless I could offer the best bagel in town. To do that, we have to make our own, and they’re awesome!”


John Doherty's Black Barn launches breakfast and outdoor service


Along with Black Barn’s house-made bagel, the breakfast menu features other house-made pastries, like bacon-cheddar biscuits and chocolate-apricot coffee cake. You can try the seasonal fruit mix, house-made granola or other hearty offerings to start your day including buttermilk pancakes, apple and almond-filled French toast, and a house-made pastrami sandwich with poached eggs on a toasted bagel…now that’s New York!

On top of all the new offerings, Black Barn is also now featuring outdoor seating along the sidewalk facing Madison Square Park. What could be more perfect than great food and the beauty of Madison Square Park’s trees, flowers, birds and filtered sunlight. It’s the next best thing to a summer morning in the country.