Ahead of summer opening, Waterline Square reveals first look at Italian food hall

March 26, 2019

The Cipriani food market, courtesy of Waterline Square

Earlier this year, we got the first taste of what’s to come at Waterline Square‘s Cipriani-branded Italian food hall, including a pizza bar, pastry shop, and full-service restaurant. And now, we’ve got the first look. The vision of hospitality designer Martin Brudnizki, the 28,000-square-foot “experiential food market” appears to have a retro-glam vibe, complete with old-school banquettes, wood paneling, architectural light fixtures, and, as any true Italian food market would have, a display of hanging cured meats.

Cipriani NYC, Waterline Square, Cipriani food hallThe Cipriani restaurant, courtesy of Waterline Square

Restauranteur Cipriani says it celebrates “simple, traditional Italian food,” running restaurants in cities from Venice and Ibiza to Mexico City and Hong Kong. At Waterline Square, however, they’ll be opening their first food hall. According to a press release, the space will include “a full-service restaurant and bar, plus a food market complete with produce stands and multiple counters including a coffee bar, gelato and pastry shop, and a pizza bar.”

waterline square, upper west sideVia Waterline Square

Developed by GID Development Group, Waterline Square is a 2.2 million-square-foot development on the Hudson River, running from West 59th to 61st Street. The Cipriani food hall will open inside Two Waterline Square, KPF’s tripartite, 38-story condominium. The other two towers on the site include Rafael Viñoly’s Three Waterline Square and Richard Meier’s One Waterline Square. Good news for the food hall–building Two is directly adjacent to the development’s three-acre public park. And residents of the building will have access to a special Resident Benefits package, which includes event catering, “specialty pantry stocking,” and a private, direct entrance into the food hall.

Currently, there’s no exact date for the summer opening, but a recent walk by the site shows very little complete in terms of the landscaping and public spaces.


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