Sun-Mon, 7am-11am and 5pm-10pm; Tue-Fri, 7am-11am; noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat, 7am-11am and 5pm-11pm
B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center
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The San Francisco–based Kimpton hotel group has made some changes at the restaurant in its theater-district property, the Muse. The former District space reopened as Nios, after renovations that include the installation of a long marble bar and an accompanying bar-food-oriented menu. To aid in the transformation, Kimpton drafted two California consultants from its inner ranks: the aptly named master sommelier Emily Wines, from Hotel Palomar’s Fifth Floor, and mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout, from Harry Denton’s Starlight Room at the Sir Francis Drake. Their wine and cocktail lists are meant to complement chef Jarett Brodie’s food, from the incremental portions of cheese ($5 each), charcuterie ($5 each), and Christopher Norman truffles ($2 apiece) to gussied-up comfort fare like roasted organic chicken with chorizo, and large plates like diver scallops with crispy pork belly.