Cook & Collins, an American eatery set in a charming dual-level space, has opened its doors in Midtown.
The restaurant inhabits a space in the heart of the neighborhood’s nightlife district that was most recently home to an upscale Mexican concept. Now, Cook & Collins brings a modern classic design with blonde woods, plush velvet banquets and subway tile accents. There are multiple spaces here, from a main dining room, an upstairs dining terrace and a patio.
Chef Jared Estes offers a menu of American comfort food, from an assortment of craft burgers and flat breads to entrees like the duck leg with sweet potato dumplings. The menu is paired with a full bar, well-edited wine list and a fun lineup of craft cocktails.
Estes says the name of the restaurant comes from two sources. Cook is the last name of his grandparents who helped inspire his passion for food, while Collins is an homage to his favorite cocktail, the Tom Collins.