The interior of Nubeluz.
Björn Wallander

Chef José Andrés Opens New Cocktail Destination in New York City

Opening on Saturday, September 24th, Nubeluz is New York’s newest cocktail destination from award-winning Chef José Andrés at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, developed by New York-based Flag Luxury Group.  Located on the 50th Floor, Nubeluz was envisioned as a lightbox in the sky by globally-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly and brought to life by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.  Nubeluz brings together the Spanish word “nube” for cloud and “luz” for light.  The glowing jewel box entices guests with its stylish interior and modern interpretations of classic cocktails coupled with remarkable 270-degree views of the New York City skyline from the rooftop.

“Nubeluz draws energy and inspiration from the great city of New York, which completely surrounds you here 500 feet in the air,” says Chef José Andrés.  “Bringing the magic of our bars and lounges to the heart of this iconic city skyline is a meaningful milestone as we grow in New York City,” adds Sam Bakhshandehpour, President of José Andrés Group. 

“When we first envisioned this property with Rafael Viñoly we knew that the views would be spectacular and we needed to create an equally striking space inside for guests to be fully immersed in the beauty and glamour of New York at night,” said Dayssi Olarte de Kanavos, President of Flag Luxury Group. “Nubeluz is truly the crown jewel atop The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad.”

The breathtaking new cocktail destination is a beacon of light in which Martin Brudnizki Design Studio blends a combination of reflective surfaces, indulgent textiles, modern materiality and life enhancing lighting to create a modern and sophisticated take on New York’s glamorous past. Nubeluz lights up the New York City sky with its sophisticated use of back-lit velum panels, mirrored details, glittering textiles, modern table lamps and onyx bar tops.  The panoramic city view is flanked by two outdoor terraces, providing an unparalleled perspective of the iconic cityscape. 

The cocktail program is led by Miguel Lancha, ThinkFoodGroup’s Cocktail Innovator and creative force behind the acclaimed barmini by José Andrés, a finalist for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Bar Program Award. Nubeluz cocktails blend heritage and innovation in each creation such as the stunning Foggy Hill made with Del Maguey Vida mezcal, Yzaguirre 1884 Gran Reserva vermouth, Cynar, Aperol and a dazzling orange-thyme aromatic cloud as well as spirit free libations including the Firefly using Gnista Barreled Oak, saffron, Thai basil, Thai chili tincture, and Fever Tree Indian tonic.

In this celestial setting, Nubeluz offers light bites including Grilled Cheese (Thyme, honey mustard), Bagel & Lox Cone (cream cheese, marinated salmon roe, black sesame), Jamón Ibérico de Bellota Cinco Jotas (hand-carved, free-range, 100% ibérico ham from the legendary pigs of Spain with airbread and tomate fresco), and Smoked Salmon (labneh, salmon roe, fresh herbs, José Andrés potato chips). 

Nubeluz is open Sunday – Wednesday from 4pm – midnight and Thursday – Saturday until 1 am. Reservations are required.  

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