José Andrés will open a restaurant lounge at LaGuardia Airport

October 19, 2022

Photo courtesy of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office

To continue its transformation from third-world country to state-of-the-art airport, LaGuardia Airport is adding another dining experience sure to be welcomed by foodies. José Andrés will open a restaurant lounge at the Queens airport as part of a partnership with Capital One, Eater New York reported on Wednesday. Since 2016, the airport has been undergoing an $8 billion overhaul, which has included new terminals, improved passenger space, public art, and a slew of new dining options.

Capital One Landing will offer an “elevated dining” experience to travelers. The José Andrés Group will design the lounge’s food and beverage menu, which will include Spanish-style tapas, according to Metropolitan Airport News. A smaller version of the restaurant lounge will also debut at Washington D.C.’s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

At LGA, the Capital One Landing lounge will take up 10,700 square feet in Terminal B, which opened in June 2020. The four-level terminal is roughly 50 percent bigger than the hall it replaced and comes equipped with more check-in kiosks, security lines, and new screening systems.

The Capital One Landing lounge will be located on the sky bridge that connects the western concourse. There will also be an indoor/outdoor concept with views of the New York City skyline. An opening date for the lounge and access policies for cardholders have not been announced yet.

Terminal B also is home to a food hall with over a dozen shops, including local favorites like Junior’s Cheesecake, Eli Zabar, and Think Coffee.

Andrés recently opened two dining concepts at the new The Ritz-Carlton New York, Nomad: Zaytinya, a 140-seat street-level with a mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines, and Nubeluz, a rooftop cocktail bar on the 50th floor.


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