South Street Seaport enjoyed this summer’s taste of food hall life so much, it’s invited Jean-Georges Vongerichten to create a permanent seafood-themed emporium.
The three Michelin-starred chef known for upscale fare will loosen his apron for a 40,000-square-foot food hall to open at the end of 2017, according to the NY Post. Vongerichten is also creating a casual restaurant on Pier 17, which will open sometime in 2017.
The market will be more like Le District than Gansevoort Market, with a Vongerichten wonderland of chowder, sushi and raw bars driven by nostalgia for Fulton Street Fish Market, which moved uptown to the Bronx. The seafront restaurant will also be low-key instead of fine dining, with a quarter of its square footage devoted to a patio.
Other upcoming food hall projects in the works include Danny Meyer’s Hudson Yards behemoth, while Anthony Bourdain is looking to colonize the “SuperPier” on the west side with a 100,000-square-foot dystopian Asian-style market. A new branch of Eataly is also set to open downtown this winter.