Most of the holiday gift-giving may usually take place in December, but we just couldn’t wait when it came to our big present to the NYC Financial District! Today we opened the doors of our new Flagship Le Pain Quotidien at 85 Broad Street – the newest restaurant in our family and possibly the most exciting LPQ yet.

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LPQ 85 Broad is located on the ground floor of the eponymous iconic building that once served as the Goldman Sachs headquarters and was built over Stone Street, in the location where the original New Amsterdam city hall once stood (referred to as a Stadt Huys, or “state house”, in the originally spoken Dutch).

The city hall itself was built out of the historic Lovelace Tavern, whose original foundation still remains visible under glass just steps from our front door. We used this historical heritage as inspiration for the space, with a communal, old-world ambiance and design elements – the stenciled emblems on the floor reference the flag of the old city of New York.

Of course, while we looked to the past to understand 85 Broad’s history, the opening of this restaurant is truly ushering in something exciting and new. Here are some of the things that you can find at LPQ 85 Broad:

Daily Blends: cups of fresh smoothie ingredients that you can grab and have blended for you into an energizing smoothie.

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Cocktails: coming soon, a full list of unique, craft cocktails made with locally sourced spirits (to go along with our wine and beer offerings). Who’s ready for happy hour?

Bakery: 85 Broad joins Bleecker Street as our second Manhattan restaurant with an in-house bakery. We’ll be baking on-site and offering specialty breads and baked goods here!

Grab & Go: we’ve stocked our grab & go cases with plenty of old favorites as well as some exciting new recipes (like Overnight Oats and Fritatta Sandwiches) for on-the-go breakfasts and lunches! 85 Broad - Grab and go

Hot Dishes: we serve dinner, too! We’re excited to offer new signature hot dishes, like our Organic Rotisserie Chicken and Grass-Fed Meatballs (Alain’s own recipe!), available after 11am (which means you could always order them for a hearty lunch as well).85 Broad - New Dishes

We are so thrilled to be able to serve the Financial District and all of the New Yorkers and visitors looking to experience our new flagship restaurant. Can’t wait to see you soon!