450 E. 29th Street, East River Waterfront
Status: Opened for dinner last night.
Last night Riverpark, Tom Colicchio's new East Side fine dining restaurant with ‘wichcraft men Jeffrey Zurofsky and Sisha Ortuzar, opened to the public. The restaurant serves Ortuzar's modern American menus, features sweeping views of the East River waterfront with floor to ceiling windows, and provides a much needed dining option to the vast number of hospital workers in the wasteland that is the upper 20s around 1st Avenue. The space—stay tuned for pics tomorrow— was designed by Bentel & Bentel and seats 174 inside plus bar and patio seating. Take a peek at the menus here.
In other Colicchio news, Diner's Journal reports that he's bringing back Tom: Tuesday Dinners for the fall. He'll be serving the 10 course, $250 dinners for five weeks, starting on October 12. He will possibly extend the dinners into spring. Email for resys here.