New York, NY (March 2023) - The Consulate, known on the Upper West Side as a charming French-inspired brasserie and bar, is opening its second location in New York’s Midtown on March 21st. Founder Metodija Mihajlov and his twin brother Kiril Mihajlov, opened the original restaurant on the Upper West Side in 2019, and are now bringing the successful concept to NYC’s bustling Midtown neighborhood. With a global French Modern American menu created by renowned Chef Alan Vargas, The Consulate takes diners on an international journey of cuisines.
“After four successful years on the Upper West Side, we are thrilled to be opening our second location, bringing The Consulate’s diverse and global concept to Midtown. We welcome our regulars, new neighbors and friends, to experience the space, which celebrates the French-style brasserie of our sister location with a few surprises across the board, ranging from exciting additions to the food & beverage menu to a refreshed design. We look forward to Midtown discovering what The Consulate is all about,” said Restaurateurs Metodija and Kiril Mihajlov.
The Consulate captures the city’s rich diversity and vibrant mix of world influences throughout its concept, food & beverage and design. The idea of The Consulate was born from Metodija’s experience as a foreigner pursuing the American dream in New York City. Historically, a consulate is a place of trade and friendship, a refuge where foreign government officials look after and care for the people visiting from their native country. Having felt supported by the Consulate in New York, Metodija wanted to keep that spirit alive, creating a restaurant that not only would be a place of community for Macedonians, but also comfort and hospitality for all who walk in.
As a tried and true family business, Metodija and Kiril Mihajlov have forged together a powerhouse team with family members and long-time trusted friends. Executive Chef Alan Vargas, Beverage Director Jelena Maksimovic, and Interior Designer Larisa Mihajlova, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to hospitality, wine & spirits, food experiences, and elegant interior design.