clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Andrew Carmellini’s New Seaport Restaurant Will Be a Swanky Italian Chophouse

Plus, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park may finally be getting food options — and more intel

A man in a chef’s apron sits in front of a row of warm lamps. He points a finger off-screen.
Andrew Carmellini
Daniel Krieger/Eater

Andrew Carmellini’s new Seaport restaurant will be an Italian chophouse

New details are out about the new South Street Seaport restaurant from New York City hitmaker Andrew Carmellini. The chef behind restaurants like Locanda Verde and Bar Primi is planning to bring an Italian chophouse called Carne Mare to Pier 17. The 175-seat, bi-level restaurant and bar is expected to open this May at 89 South Street, between Beekman and Fulton Streets. The menu will riff on Italian classics with dry-aged steak, roasted duck, fish baked in fig leaves, and a limited selection of pastas.

The restaurant from NoHo Hospitality Group — the company that Carmellini runs with partners Luke Ostrom and Josh Pickard — has everything one might expect from a steakhouse located in the heart of a multi-million dollar seaport property: chic banquettes, a central spiral staircase, and a sizable horseshoe bar from which diners can watch chefs bake the restaurant’s housemade rosemary focaccia.

NoHo Hospitality signed a lease for the 11,000-square-foot South Street Seaport space back in February 2018. Although Carmellini has announced plans to expand his restaurant empire in Detroit and Baltimore, he currently has a new project for Nomad in the works and will be bringing a second permanent location of his soft serve burger truck Mister Dips to Pier 17 this spring.

In other news

— Queens congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced legislation to help small businesses affected by coronavirus. Under the bill, small businesses would be eligible for interest-free loans of up to $2 million to help pay expenses that could have otherwise been met.

Black Seed Bagels is teaming up with Marc Forgione’s wood-fired Italian restaurant Peasant on a bagel collaboration that features chicken liver mousse, black pepper cream cheese, pickled cauliflower, and cucumber ($12).

— Chase Granoff of Zev Rovine Selections, a natural wine importer, will be hosting a tasting with discounted glasses at Mediterranean restaurant Pheasant on March 12. Later this month, the restaurant will also be hosting dumpling powerhouse Nom Wah Tea Parlor.

— Upper East Side northern Thai restaurant Thep has launched a new outdoor menu in preparation for spring. The al fresco menu includes small shared plates like pineapple fried rice and spicy papaya salad.

— A New York pizzeria is taping flyers with cute dog photos to its pizza boxes to raise awareness around adoption.

— New York City grocers and pharmacies aren’t able to keep up with the demand for soap, Lysol wipes, and canned goods.

— The Prospect Park Alliance is currently accepting applications from food and drink vendors to set up shop in the park.

— Actor Wayne Diamond of Uncut Gems was spotted at Russo’s Mozzarella and Pasta this week trying his namesake sandwich, made with mozzarella, roasted peppers, pesto, and mortadella.

— Salt Bae Burger isn’t just the most expensive burger restaurant in New York City: It’s also the worst.

— “Nobody really knows what’s going on” with wine tariffs right now, NYC vendors say.

— After a year of renovations, fancy big-spender chophouse BLT Steak is back.

— Thank us later:

@mrs_dee_penda

Saw this one online, I gave it a try, It’s not my best but it came out good! #tiktokfood #viralfood #foodhacks

♬ original sound - mrs_dee_penda

Carne Mare

89 South Street, Manhattan, NY 10038 (212) 280-4600 Visit Website

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater New York newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world