Tishman Speyer Announces Plant-Based Restaurant Le Botaniste to Open at 11 West 42nd Street

Tishman Speyer today announces Le Botaniste, an international restaurant serving plant-based cuisine, will open this Spring at 11 West 42nd Street located at Bryant Park. Le Botaniste serves organic, vegan, plant-powered meals that are both good for their guests and sustainable for the planet. The new location will offer Le Botaniste’s selection of plant-based bowls featuring clean, eco-friendly ingredients, which are available for takeout or dine-in with a full menu of natural wines. The 3,700-square-foot restaurant will be the fifth Le Botaniste location in New York, its second partnership with Tishman Speyer following the location at 666 Third Avenue, and will bring affordable healthy cuisine to Bryant Park.

Founded by Alain Coumont, founder of Le Pain Quotidien, and co-founders Laurent Francois and Gregory Verellen, Le Botaniste was the first plant-based, 100% organic restaurant to be certified CO2-neutral in New York City in 2016. Le Botaniste’s first location opened in Ghent, Belgium, known as the vegetarian capital of Europe, in fall of 2015 and opened its Upper East Side location four months later. Each location has been designed to serve food sustainability with measures including encouraged composting, the use of carbon-neutral serving trays, reduced energy use, and the offset of 100% of greenhouse gas emissions by supporting a Gold-certified climate project in Africa.

The transformation of 11 West 42nd Street, which overlooks Bryant Park and New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman building, is now underway. The new restaurant will debut this Spring and will feature Le Botaniste’s trademark, 19th-century apothecary aesthetic: rustic shelves, white marble counters, abundant bowls of fresh vegetables, and original art. An agreement for the location at 11 West 42nd Street was brokered in late 2022 by Brad Schwarz from Lee Associates, Le Botaniste’s New York-based commercial real estate experts.

“Growing a successful restaurant group in New York City would be impossible without trusted and dedicated real estate partners. We can’t wait to open the doors to this beautiful new space and start serving the Bryant Park community.” – Le Botaniste CEO Laurent Francois

“We are delighted to welcome Le Botaniste to a second Tishman Speyer property this Spring. The new location will continue to expand the building’s culinary offerings to now include fast-casual plant-based cuisine.” – Alissa Bersin, Managing Director, Retail and Restaurants at Tishman Speyer

About Tishman Speyer (tishmanspeyer.com)

Tishman Speyer is a leading owner, developer, operator and investment manager of first-class real estate in 30 key markets across the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. We develop, build and manage premier office, residential and retail spaces for industry-leading tenants, as well as state-of-the-art life science centers through our Breakthrough Properties venture. With global vision, on-the-ground expertise and a personalized approach, we are unparalleled in our ability to foster innovation, quickly adapt to global and local trends and proactively anticipate our customers’ evolving needs.  By focusing on health and wellness, enlightened placemaking and customer-focused initiatives such as our tenant amenities platform, ZO., and our flexible space and co-working brand, Studio, we tend not just to our physical buildings, but to the people who inhabit them on a daily basis. Since our inception in 1978, Tishman Speyer has acquired, developed, and operated 484 properties, totaling 219 million square feet, with a combined value of over $121 billion (U.S.). Our current portfolio includes such iconic assets as Rockefeller Center in New York City, The Springs in Shanghai, TaunusTurm in Frankfurt and the Mission Rock neighborhood currently being realized in San Francisco.