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David Chang Follows Jose Andres Into Hudson Yards Development

The new west side development is where all the cool kids are heading

Construction at 30 Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards
Melissa McCart is the editor for Eater New York.

It’s an epic Hudson Yards news day, following the Jose Andres splash that he’s opening a Spanish food hall in a 35,000-square-foot space in the development. While we’ve recently learned about Thomas Keller’s TAK Room, there’s more news. In addition to the opening of Estiatorio Milos from Greek seafood restaurateur Costas Spiliadis, a brasserie from D&D London, and a grill from Michael Lomonaco David Chang is rolling out a new concept in a 5,000-square-foot Hudson Yards space.

The concept will be like Momofuku Ssam Bar but will offer a more formal dining room as well as a fast-casual takeout spot. Expect menus that draw influence from all over the world, particularly Korea and Japan. Chang told Florence Fabricant to look for something like his Toronto restaurant, Daishō.

“Hudson Yards is a story of transformation. I think we need to do things a little bit differently and have bolder, bigger visions,” says Chang in the press release. “This is exactly what Hudson Yards is to me. I think it’s going to have a world-class food program and I’m really honored to be part of that.”

Following this first-wave rollout that Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group says will debut late next year, the flagship U.S. restaurant from Juan Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co. will anchor 35 Hudson Yards come 2019, where there will also be an Equinox Hotel. Expect more Thomas Keller-approved restaurants to be announced in the near future.

The 28-acre development with retail anchored by Neiman Marcus and designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects will include over 100 shops and restaurants, about 4,000 residences, 14 acres of open space, a new 750-seat public school, and the 200-room Equinox hotel.