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Update from Hudson Yards: Keller's Restaurant Won't Be as High End as Per Se and More

There are promises of a market concept, a la Eataly, but still no confirmation on Danny Meyer's involvement.

Steel construction of 'The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards' building
Steel construction of 'The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards' building
Tanya Maithai

The giant real estate development at Hudson Yards is still a long ways off from being done (it should open in 2018), but Eater caught a tour of the construction site yesterday and gathered some new details about the project's many food spaces. You might remember hearing that acclaimed bi-coastal chef and restauranteur Thomas Keller is planning to open a "classic American" restaurant here. Keller's team has stayed mostly quiet about the project, but a rep for the developers leaks that the restaurant — Keller's first sit-down restaurant opening in NYC in almost a decade — won't be as high end as Per Se.

Let us also not forget that Keller is also working with the developers to pick 11 other restaurants for one of the towers (check out the picture above). The restaurants will be set back towards the east side of the property according to a new diagram of the space, but at least some of them should have some pretty nice views of the development's park and the sunsetting over Jersey.

hudson yards layout

Courtesy of Hudson Yards

The developers also dropped that there will be an Eataly-style food hall. Back in May, it looked like Danny Meyer might be opening some sort of food hall at Hudson Yards, but those rumors pointed more towards something like Gotham West or the Gansevoort Market. So, it's really anyone's guess at this point who will run this food hall.

Finally, the team shares that there are talks of an indoor bar as part of one of the building's very high up outdoor observation deck. With the opening of the bar at One World Trade, and the debut of SixtyFive at 30 Rock, the sky-high drink spots seem to be making a bit of a NYC comeback. Hello, views.

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