Looks like Momofuku titan David Chang’s newest restaurant concept might come with karaoke. According to the Tribeca Citizen, plans for Chang’s upcoming restaurant at Pier 17 in the revitalized Seaport District were discussed at Wednesday night’s Community Board 1 licensing meeting, and a representative noted that the yet-to-be-named restaurant will serve breakfast and also feature “occasional karaoke.” Update: A representative for Momofuku tells Eater NY that these details could change.
The Pier 17 Chang restaurant was announced back in 2016, and details for the name and concept have remained slim. He was one of the early big-name chefs to sign onto the dining plans for the new Seaport District, later joined by Andrew Carmellini — the chef behind major NYC standbys like Locanda Verde and Lafayette. Jean-Georges Vongerichten is also set to open a seafood market and food hall in the historic Tin Building next to Pier 17.
This will be Chang’s first new restaurant since Nishi, which opened in 2016 to middling reviews that have haunted the Momofuku overlord. Since then, he has closed delivery-only restaurant Ando as well as his Midtown restaurant Má Pêche. But, he’s gone hard on well-received openings in other cities, including Majordomo in Los Angeles and Kojin in Toronto. He also plans to open a new location of Noodle Bar in the Time Warner Center.
The official Seaport District website describes Momofuku Restaurant Group’s upcoming restaurant as a “bar and grill concept.” It’s slated to open sometime next year. Eater has reached out for more information.