5. La Pavillon by Daniel Boulud is in One Vanderbilt

Olive trees, flowers, and ferns line the walkways at Boulud's Le Pavillon.Photo courtesy of Thomas Schauer.

Famous chef-restaurateur Daniel Boulud opened restaurant, Le Pavillon, on the southeast corner of the second floor in May 2021. The 11,000-square-foot restaurant has 60-foot ceiling heights, giving the diners a view of the Chrysler building.

“I am more excited than ever to have the opportunity to bring Le Pavillon at One Vanderbilt to life,” Chef Boulud said in a press statement. “Our menu will include a focus on seafood and vegetables with a strong local and seasonal influence. Le Pavillon combines architecture and nature while celebrating all the charms of New York City.” Chef Boulud will also open his fourth location of Épicerie Boulud, a eat-in and take-out market and café, on the ground floor, according to The New York Times.