Yesterday, it was announced that celebrity chef José Andrés, credited with bringing the small-plate concept to the U.S., will be opening a massive Spanish food hall at Hudson Yards, closing a deal for the 35,000-square-foot space at 10 Hudson Yards that Shake Shack guru Danny Meyer had previously been in talks for. On the heels of the news, developers Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group released new renderings of the retail and restaurant spaces coming to the mega-development (h/t Curbed), most of which will be located in the “Shops and Restaurants at Hudson Yards,” a seven-story building that will hold the majority of the 25 restaurants and anchor tenant Neiman Marcus.
The developers also released a handy map that serves as a guide to everything foodie at Hudson yards. Some of the other big-name chefs and restauranteurs tapped for the project include: Thomas Keller, of the famed French Laundry, who will open another outpost of his wildly popular Bouchon Bakery (the others are in his hometown of Napa Valley, as well as Columbus Circle and Rockefeller Center); Costas Spiliadis of Estiatorio Milos, considered one of the greatest Mediterranean seafood restaurants in the world; Momofuku founder David Chang, who will operate a 5,000-square-foot restaurant with cuisine from the United States, Japan and Korea; and Porter House’s Michael Lomonaco. Andrés’ food hall was described by the Post as a “Spanish Eataly.” He’ll work with other acclaimed Spanish chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià on a “world-class tapas bar.”
The Shops and Restaurants building will total one million square feet and has been designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects. Kenneth A. Himmel, president of Related’s mixed-use division Related Urban, said in a statement, “Exceptional dining experiences are extremely important in curating not only the restaurant collection, but the new neighborhood we are creating, and we are thrilled with the caliber of chefs and restaurateurs that will be coming to Hudson Yards. These chefs and restaurateurs represent the most creative and visionary leaders both in this industry and around the world.”
The developers anticipate the restaurant and retail spaces to open by the end of 2018. 10 Hudson Yards, which will hold the food hall and is also known as the Coach Tower for its anchor tenant, became the first building at the site to open almost exactly a year ago. And just recently, construction kicked off on The Vessel, the $200 million, 150-foot climbable public art piece that will sit in the Public Square and Gardens. In total, the $20 billion undertaking will offer more than 100 stores and restaurants, 14 acres of public space, a 750-seat public school, offices, a 200-room hotel, and more than 4,000 residential units.
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Renderings courtesy of Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group