‘The Lucky Bee’ Buzzes Broome Street with Southeast Asian Fare

Posted on: June 30th, 2015 at 5:13 am by
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The low-key block of Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow is seeing a whole lot of activity these days. Commercial stock is currently in transition, all while works on Essex Crossing Site 1 ramps up. We saw Munch Gallery depart the scene earlier this year and Kottu House take up residence. Local favorite Jin Sushi is also leaving, as first reported here, and another eatery taking its place.

The Lucky Bee will buzz 252 Broome Street with Southeast Asian cuisine. It’s a farm-to-table style restaurant helmed by former Fat Radish chef Matty Bennett.

“The Lucky Bee will offer New Yorkers a fun yet sophisticated dining experience in the LES,” co-owner Rupert Noffs intimates. “We have personally lived in LES for the past 3 years so want this area to become a culinary destination.”

“We want to be a full service restaurant – and want to raise money for bee farms from the honey we use in our cocktails (we are not using regular sugar syrup).”

Noffs is also the creative director of Australian shoe brand Gideon Shoes.

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The Aussie newcomers are listed on the July docket for Community Board 3, and hope to score approval for full liquor. To that end, they already have a leg up thanks to backing from the Orchard Street Block Association.

As previously reported, Jin opted not to renew the lease at 252 Broome after ten years in business here.

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