Bergdorf Goodman Makes Outdoor Dining Debut With BG On Fifth

Carol Lee | September 30, 2020 | Food & Drink

As the city welcomes the first cool breezes of autumn, Bergdorf Goodman is bringing fine dining to the outdoors.
Bergdorf Goodman Outdoor Dining

With its sweeping views of Central Park and mouth-watering dishes, Bergdorf Goodman’s in-store restaurant has been dearly missed since its mid-pandemic closure. The department store is finally making its culinary return with the debut of BG on Fifth, a new outdoor dining experience on Fifth Avenue between 57th and 58th Streets, which opens on Oct. 1.

“At Bergdorf Goodman, we have always been committed to delivering an unparalleled luxury service to our clients, and BG Restaurant has always played an integral role in that experience,” says Darcy Penick, president of Bergdorf Goodman. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the same level of service and cuisine in this distinctive outdoor setting along Fifth Avenue.”

Guests of BG on Fifth will be able to enjoy the new greenery-enclosed, 36-seat café as they savor classic favorites, including the Gotham Salad and homemade gnocchi with black truffle cream, along with a cocktail or glass of Champagne. Shoppers will also be able to recharge in the restaurant’s hooded Bergère chairs while they enjoy Bergdorf Goodman’s afternoon tea service in the intimate space. A takeaway service is also available for guests on-the-go.

Along with the opening of BG on Fifth, BG Restaurant will also return that week at 25% capacity. Both dining areas will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day, and tables will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Limited reservations will be available for BG Restaurant while BG on Fifth will not be taking reservations for the time being. Additionally, all guests will be expected to wear acceptable face coverings until they are seated. Staff will wear face coverings at all times. Other CDC-approved safety protocols will be in place as well, including temperature checks for employees and guests, and the collection of contact information to prepare for any necessary contact tracing.

Photography by: Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman