Norman’s Cay to Debut Friday at 74 Orchard Street

Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 at 5:35 am by
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From cool waters to the tropics…

After first unleashing the taste of Nantucket on the wilds of Delancey, the team behind Grey Lady is poised to inject some Caribbean pizazz around the corner on Orchard Street. As previously reported, Ryan Chadwick and chef Gavin McLaughlin are opening Norman’s Cay at number 74, a new bar-eatery named for the tiny Bahamian island off Nassau.

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We popped by the new digs yesterday for an early look. The space effectively captures beach living, from the blue-painted walls and palm tree wallpaper to the taxidermy and corrugated window perch. Centerpiece of the establishment, however, is the propeller-less Cessna fuselage that hangs precariously from the ceiling. Its placement, documented in the video below, is seemingly a well-conceived move that will likely have everyone snapping photos and sharing incessantly.

The menu, unsurprisingly, strongly favors seafood. Expect to dine on offerings like red snapper ceviche and coconut shrimp with mango chutney. For those not into the taste of the ocean, there’s chicken skewers and even cheeseburgers. As for booze, pricing is consistent for the surroundings – $7 for beers, $6 for Bud heavy, $12 for cocktails, etc.

Norman’s Cay opens to the public Friday evening.

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