Yesterday the news broke that Floyd Cardoz, who left the North End Grill in April, is planning a new restaurant in Tribeca. At the time not much more was known than that it would be called White Street, but now Eater learns more details on Cardoz's new venture. White Street, it turns out, is the restaurant that media tycoons/restaurateurs Dan Abrams and Dave Zinczenko, and BondSt vet Christine Cole have long been planning to open in the former Churrascaria Tribeca space.
Cardoz has signed on as partner and executive chef, and is planning, a the Times described, a modern American restaurant with "global influences," which Cole tells Eater will be much more broad than the Indian-leaning menu Cardoz at one time said he would pursue. Former Tocqueville chef Jason Lawless is in as the chef de cuisine, and "will be working closely with Floyd," a representative tells Eater.
Cole says the space will have the "sophistication and glamour of old New York," with chandeliers, tall ceilings, and a marble-floored lounge. The restaurant will use the entrance at 221 West Broadway, rather than the one on 5 White Street that was used by Churrascaria Tribeca. Expect White Street to open sometime in early or mid-September.
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