When it comes to unique flavors, sensational new food pairings, and fresh, locally grown ingredients, our on-site restaurant – THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, NYC – is a leader in creating delicious menu items with these essential components in mind. This starts with the passion, creativity and expertise brought to the table by Executive Chef, Brian Wieler.
For more than a decade, Brian has been perfecting his craft in some of the top kitchens in New York City. As Executive Chef of The W New York Hotel’s former on-site restaurant, Icon, he captured the spirit of innovative 21st-century dining with a distinctive blend of contemporary American cuisine infused with Mediterranean and Asian influences.
During his time as Executive Chef of Layla in Tribeca, Brian prepared hearty, savory Mediterranean fare for this downtown favorite, which was featured on an episode of the iconic television series, Sex in the City.
At The W New York Hotel’s current on-site restaurant, Heartbeat, he was the Chef de Cuisine of Michel Nischan's opening team. As Sous-chef at one of NYC’s top fine dining restaurants, Aquagrill, Brian further enhanced his skills with fish and seafood. Prior to Aquagrill, he was the Chef Tournant at Alfred Portale's acclaimed Gotham Bar and Grill.
Brian honed his skills at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America – where he graduated in the top of his class – and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Florida International University.
Now as Executive Chef of our on-site restaurant at The Westin New York Grand Central, Brian applies his many skills and experiences to preparing the best dishes possible for guests of THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, NYC. He is an avid gardener and leads our commitment to fresh, locally sourced menu items by incorporating many of the menu’s ingredients from our very own rooftop garden.
Enjoy Exceptional NY Dining and More at Our Grand Central Hotel
Whether you’re interested in a hearty breakfast, a quick lunch, a savory dinner or handcrafted evening cocktails, our on-site restaurant makes dining easy, convenient and delicious while traveling to NYC.