Last month, the Hudson River Park Trust put out a request for proposals for a monster indoor/outdoor restaurant space that sits directly in front of Pier 26. This 3,335 square foot restaurant has a main dining room that can fit about 100 people, plus a rooftop terrace that's about three times the size of the downstairs room. The building is also surrounded by outdoor terraces, and many parts of the space offer unobstructed views of the Hudson River.
The RFP notes: "The Trust is now seeking proposals from experienced restaurateurs (the 'Respondents') to lease the Pavilion for a high quality, yet casual, waterfront destination restaurant." The Trust is accepting RFPs through September 16. So, that gives Danny, Drew, Marc M., Marc F., Stephen, Steve, Mario, Rich, and Jeff a few more weeks to file their paperwork.
Eater recently stopped by the Pier 26 restaurant. Here's a tour:
- Stairs going up to the rooftop terrace, which can hold up to 300 people. The terrace also has an elevator on the eastern side.
- View of World Trade Center One from the rooftop terrace.
- View from the roof, looking north.
- A dumbwaiter connects the roof to the kitchen. This enclosed rooftop area may include a bar.
- The rooftop terrace is enormous. It's easy to imagine this space being used for large events.
- View of the restaurant looking west.
- The main dining room will have space for about 100 guests. The room has floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides.
- The kitchen is 900 square feet. Here's the dumbwaiter.
- The roof offers unobstructed views of the Downtown skyline.