French food hall Le District’s best feature, its Hudson River-adjacent outdoor terrace, opened this week, just in time to enjoy the longest day of the year lounging on its rows of couches and bistro chairs. Though you won't be able to take your Le District purchases to eat on the water — the terrace will serve its own menu focusing on seafood and bar bites.
Details of both the decor and menu are still being finalized (expect a proper launch early next month), but the ICRAVE-designed, South of France-inspired lounge looks promising as a great addition to the city's waterfront dining options. An extensive rosé menu is available throughout the terrace, which also has several shellfish stations. If you're looking for something more substantial but still want to enjoy the space, part of the terrace is a wraparound patio belonging to Beaubourg Brasserie, which is serving a full dinner menu.
Le District's final piece, the fine dining restaurant L’Appart, is semi-open as a private event space, but regular dinner service (which is expected to be tasting menu-only) has yet to begin.
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