The busy dynamic duo of chef Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, the team behind Eleven Madison Park and the Nomad, will soon be adding a big new restaurant in the Financial District to their portfolio. Flo Flab reports in the Times that they’ll debut a 7,000-square-feet restaurant on the ground floor of 3 World Trade Center tower next year. It’s the same complex that is home to Eataly and a location of Epicerie Boulud.
Details are still slim for the “casual but high profile,” restaurant, according to the Times, but reps tell Eater that the name, concept, and design remain in the planning stages.
It’s one of several new projects on Humm and Guidara’s plate. They’re weeks away from opening their first fast casual restaurant Made Nice near The Nomad Bar, and they’re planning to open a version of The Nomad in Los Angeles later this year. They are also working on a two-story fine dining restaurant on Park Avenue that will debut in 2019.
It’s more big news for discerning downtown diners. FiDi has recently been building up a rockstar roster of restaurants helmed by some of the city’s biggest chefs. In the last year, Keith McNally’s Augustine, Tom Colicchio’s Fowler and Wells, Jose Garces’ Amada, Wolfgang Puck’s Cut, and Eataly all opened. In the Seaport District, Jean-Georges Vongerichten will be opening an ABC Kitchen-like restaurant, and David Chang will have a huge restaurant as well. Chang is also opening an outpost of his hit fried chicken restaurant, Fuku on Wall Street.
Humm and Guidara are aiming to open their new FiDi restaurant in 2018. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.