Over at the new SPIN 54, award winning Chef Westermann collaborated with Chef Chad Bowser to curate an original menu of lunch offerings along with Social Hour options and a late night menu that will be available exclusively at SPIN 54.
SPIN 54’s interiors serve as an oasis to escape the workweek blues. The venue holds up to 200 people including 9 ping pong tables, a dramatic center bar, a private room with ribbed glass creating a speakeasy feel, and artistic plays on Manhattan with its “post no bills” wheatpaste concept throughout the space. The venue features retractable windows and outdoor seating that will open up in the summer months. To enhance the interior, there are subtle accents that create a sleek setting in line with the SPIN brand aesthetic making the space feel vibrant yet approachable. Perfect for social or corporate play, the venue is primed for teambuilding outings, happy hours or any gathering with friends. SPIN 54 has options for groups of 10-200 guests encompassing daytime meetings, team outings, birthday parties and more.
Co-founders and best friends, Jonathan Bricklin and Franck Raharinosy launched the first SPIN in 2009 with the mission to encourage human connection. Since then, the brand has expanded with nine locations nationwide and continues to champion the idea of uniting people, through the simple game of ping pong.
T2c attended a tasting menu and wow were we impressed.
We started out with delicious sweet potato croquettes, with turmeric puree, parsley pesto. These wonderful balls packed a spicy punch. This was paired with a fabulous glass of Aimé Roquesante Rose. What made this pairing so amazing was the wine cleared the palate so that each bite was unique.
The tossed salad consisted of fig confit, staked mozzarella, pecans and mint. This salad had the perfect balance of ingredients.
A signature cocktail is The Sixth Burro with Tequila, ancho reyes verde, Cointreau, amaro sfumato, maple, lime peppers, sal de gusano and an oversized ice cube that was just right.
I will come back for the smooth and crunchy Avocado Toast, served with a sunny side up egg, pepita’s, kalamata olive tapanada and watermelon radish, this was the perfect lunch entree. The menu was devised to be inclusive for guests of all diets, offering vegetarian friendly dishes.
Spin 54 makes their dough every day so that each bite of smoked bacon, grilled eggplant and arugula tastes as fresh as can be. This was a wonderful tasty treat.
Carrots, Zucchini, golden raisins and in a mouthwatering sauce of saffron broth. This had a flavorful taste of fresh chicken while being vegetarian.
Chef’s Chads Burger, wagyu brisket, short rib & smoked oxtail is served with lettuce, tomato and American cheese.
For dessert apple flatbread with sour cream, apples, sugar, cinnamon and a bourbon flambee
Besides what we tried there will also be an array of beers on tap, wine selections and non-alcoholic beverages including Candelas Espresso served as a single shot or in a cappuccino. I tried the cappuccino and it was truly in a class by itself.
SPIN 54 will be open as of Tuesday, April 23, doors will open at 11AM- 3PM for lunch service and transition into Social Hour from 4PM-7PM. There will be a kick-off Social Hour/Players Night on Friday April 26th starting at 7PM.
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thursday: 11AM- 12PM
Players’ Night–Friday evenings centered around communal games, $9 after 9PM (unlimited ping pong play for $9) and will be hosting an array of events and social gatherings for the entire community, singles, couples and families alike.
Grand Opening Special
$9 per person-Monday-Thursday (after 9PM)
$49/per table (per hour) for up to 10 guests