Some details are emerging about the dining options going into the retail section of Hudson Yards, the mega-development currently rising far out in Midtown West. According to the Real Deal, the massive retail complex will include food market called the Kitchens. This is supposedly modeled after Eataly, but with a focus on prepared food from many different vendors, it sounds more similar to the upcoming Brookfield Place food court or the current far west hot spot, Gotham West Market.
As previously noted, Danny Meyer's events/catering company Union Square Events is working with Related Companies to help develop some of the venues at Hudson Yards, but the company is not overseeing all of the dining concepts there. When asked which high-profile New York chefs had been approached, a representative for the developer replied "all of them." There are also plans for "at least one very upscale restaurant," to be for Hudson Yards what Per Se is to the Time Warner Center. Plus a 75,000 square foot "swanky lounge," something like Stone Rose at the Time Warner Center, is currently being considered.
The whole complex isn't slated to be finished until 2018. It should also be noted that all of these details would seem to rule out Hudson Yards as a potential location for Anthony Bourdain's massive international street food market.
· Hudson Yards Retail Gets Underway [TRD]
· All Coverage of Hudson Yards [~ENY~]
[Image: Hudson Yards via Curbed]