Caviar store and restaurant coming to L’Angolo space

Marky’s Caviar and HŪSO, the UES gourmet retailer and adjoining restaurant run by two-time Top Chef winner Buddha Lo, will take the L’Angolo space on Greenwich and Duane, with an anticipated opening date of December for the retail and early 2024 for the restaurant.

The company opened its first restaurant/retail operation with this model on Madison and 82nd in 2019 (the original stores are in Florida), with the boutique in the front offering all sorts of fish roe and gourmet products (Beluga, Osetra, Sevruga, domestic Hackleback and Paddlefish, as well as other delicacies like foie gras, truffles, smoked salmon and the chef’s private label caviar line, Saint Urgeon). Then in the rear is HŪSO, a 12-seat restaurant named for the Latin word for Beluga.


The restaurant caught on fire this spring, but has recently reopened. Eater reports that there’s a 3000-person waiting list for the 12 seats. The company also has a caviar shop in Grand Central, which they opened a year ago.

The L’Angolo space is just 1200 square feet, but the HŪSO folks said that’s bigger than the Madison Avenue space and will allow the chef to create a more robust culinary program. “HŪSO Tribeca will offer a multi-course [the UES restaurant has eight] tasting menu with premium ingredients sourced directly from Marky’s Caviar including its own domestic aquafarm.”

Lo, an Australian who worked at Eleven Madison Park, was crowned winner of Top Chef’s 20th season this past spring, in the World All-Star Edition, as well as the previous season. He’s known for his Parker House rolls, Coddled Egg with Black Pudding, Brown Butter Hollandaise and Tomato Tea.



  1. Sorry but this is beyond ridiculous. Tribeca is no longer home to people who want overpriced food and nonsense specialties so why do places like this keep opening up (and failing at that). Those that live in the area (mostly DINKS or young families) want good food at reasonable prices, not another $100+/entree restaurant. These so called “restaurateurs” clearly know nothing about making something for the target audience.

    • McDonalds is still serving.

      • You obviously missed the point. Tribeca definitely doesn’t need fast food (MCD needs to be torn down) but rather middle range places like Tinys, Odeon, Max, Khe Yo and so on. Less stuffy environment.

        • “middle range places like Odeon…”

          -Tell me how out of touch you are while attempting to explain how ‘down to earth” you are

    • LOL

      TriBeCa may, in fact, be the NYC neighborhood that is best described as “home to people who want overpriced food”.

      (and P.S., there are lots of reasonably affordable, no-frills dining options in the neighborhood…NishNush, Argo, Ajisai, to name just a few).

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! Thrilled to see another talented chef investing/setting up in the neighborhood! What makes a vibrant neighborhood in NYC is when the full spectrum of $ to $$$$ options exists. Tribeca has a wonderful variety, which is why we love it here! We are longtime DINKS with our first little one on the way and we love that we don’t have to go uptown, or abroad, but around the corner for world class dining.

    • Couldn’t agree more! I’m a busy mom of 3 and I’m so excited for this place. Perfect date night experience, spot to meet the girls or pick up a fun gift to bring to a dinner party. And to top it off it’s a block away from where I live. Great addition to the neighborhood!

  3. I tend to agree with Michelle. The last thing Tribeca needs is another overpriced restaurant like L’abeille. We need more affordable, quality restaurants like Gigino, Terra, Bubbys, Anejo, Odeon etc.

    Hopefully we can soon do away with these Michelin star chasing restaurants in Tribeca!

  4. I’m really excited about this outpost. Welcome to the neighborhood Buddha! We’ve enjoyed you on Top Chef and will enjoy you downtown.
    This is a great location and is a welcome break up of the preponderance of Italian food on that stretch of Greenwich :-).

  5. This is AWESoME!!! Miss the ole Tribeca where it was quality restaurants. If you can afford Tribeca you can afford to eat here once in a while. This is not your only restaurant in town.

  6. I’ve been a fan of Buddha’s Top Chef wins, I definitely will try the restaurant. We are fortunate in NYC to have the top in their fields from art, Food and culture come to our city.

  7. Any updates on this?