Sona at the 36 E 20th St New York, is the newest eatery in the heart of New York City. Owned by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Maneesh K. Goyal, the restaurant will have a grand opening today.

If you are expecting it all to be a grand affair, let us tell you that Priyanka Chopra Jonas won't be making it to the grand opening because she is in London for her shoot schedule. 

Also, due to COVID-19, it won't get too big as there will be many restrictions to follow. Ahead of the grand opening, we thought of quickly taking you through the inside pictures of the restaurant. 

The Entrance

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This was the first picture shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas on her Instagram. Before entering the restaurant, you see a black roof that reads 'Sona' which means Gold in English. 

The Restaurant Decor

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Sona promises to take back to the bygone era, elegant India and that's what the decor is all about. The interiors are done in a gold theme with gold lamps giving out Indian palace vibes. The lighting is quite in dull yellow to give the old Indian vibes. 

The art decor at Sona has been done by Melissa Bowers. They shared a picture of the interior decor on their Instagram page and captioned it, "New always inspired by old - New Palace - Morvi #artdeco #indodeco #india #dreamprojects #visualstimulation #farrowandball - arsenic."

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Seating Arrangement

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The seating arrangement of the restaurant has comfy sofas and modern poufs which promise a relaxing and fun meal time. 

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As far as we can notice in the new tabletop picture shared by the official Sona Instagram page, the tables have a white and green-themed crockery with a pretty golden lamp as the centerpiece. 

Sona Kitchen And Menu

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Chef Hari Nayak will head the kitchen at the Sona restaurant. Though the full menu is still not out we can tell you about some signature dishes on the menu. 

We got a sneak peek into one of the signature items on the menu sometime back and it was a Kofta Korma (Dancing Ewe Farms Ricotta Dumpling in Cashew Sauce) accompanied by Chili Cheese Naan. 

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Another dish on the menu trial was Appam. Chef Hari Nayak also shared a picture of it from the kitchen. You can also expect something as interesting as a New York naan or a kulcha. 

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As per a report, the chef has tweaked a lot of popular Indian dishes for the people in New York including the street chaat of India, famous butter chicken from the North among other food dishes. 

Priyanka Chopra Jonas has played each and every role she could while building her new venture Sona from the scratch. Co-founder Maneesh Goyal in an interview shared that she has worked hard to make sure the space, food, and music offers a global Indian experience. 

The Sona restaurant opens on 26th March 2021. The Indian restaurant will be serving dinner 5-11 pm on Tuesday thru Saturday as per the information mentioned on the website. 

The team at SONA's has safety as a priority during this time of the pandemic. Tables at the restaurant are spaced well to maintain the social distancing guidelines. 

We can't wait to know how well this new venture does. What are your thoughts? Share your experience with us. For more such updates on the story, stay tuned!