Shake Shack's new Battery Park City location will finally open to the food-starved residents of BPC and the bevy of daytime suits tomorrow at 11 AM. Today they opened for a small friends and family lunch and allowed a little Eater sneak peek.
The space, located in the part of the old Embassy Suites complex (soon to be a Hilton), seats about 60 inside and 40 outside in a little atrium area that currently sits under some sad scaffolding. The side windows open up completely, allowing the restaurant to fully open to the outside garage-style on nice days. Inside, the Shack features tables sourced from an old bowling alley upstate, LED light fixtures arranged for a starry night kind of feel, and a bank of seven TVs that will show the financial channels, sports, or kids shows, depending on the time of day.
As for the menu, it's the same as the other Shake Shacks—burgers, dogs, Shroom burgers—but has three distinct BPC only concretes, including the Wall-nut Street (kind of like a brownie sundae but with cherries), the Lower West Side (a super chocolately concoction with marshmallows and Mast Bros. cocoa nibs), and the Downtown Butter Brown (made with hazelnut brown butter streusel and seasonal fruit like today's rhubarb). A portion of the proceeds of the Lower West Side go to the National September 11 Memorial Museum. And here, customers will be able to purchase their concretes in half sized portions, something only offered right now in DC. Excitement.
She opens to the public tomorrow, and will remain open daily from 11 AM - 11 PM. Beer and wine are coming soon.
215 Murray Street, Battery Park City
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