(L to R): Shawmut Assistant Project Manager Sophia Chong, Shawmut Project Manager Lauren Kennedy, Chef Daniel Boulud, Le Pavillon Executive Chef Michael Balboni, Shawmut Senior Project Manager Matt Soleau, Le Pavillon Executive Chef Will Nacev, Shawmut Project Manager Piero Abballe

Shawmut celebrated the grand opening of Le Pavillon, New York City’s newest dining destination from Chef Daniel Boulud and partner SL Green. Members of the Shawmut team who built Le Pavillon were on hand to commemorate the ribbon cutting and opening at a special VIP dinner on Wednesday, May 19th, within Midtown’s tallest office tower, One Vanderbilt.

“Our extensive hospitality work within New York City coupled with our partnership with Chef Daniel Boulud and SL Green provided a strong foundation for our team to successfully complete Le Pavillon,” said Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction. “Called the most important new restaurant in New York City’s history, we are extremely proud to have been a part of an integral step in bringing the city back following the pandemic.”

Sitting directly across from Grand Central Terminal, the 11,000-square-foot restaurant was inspired by the traditional pavilions found throughout France, and features a winding garden path and live olive trees, along with nearly 60-foot high ceilings and a hand-blown glass chandelier, highlighting views of Grand Central Terminal and the Chrysler building.