Bastianch and Batali’s Eataly opens this summer. Chodorow’s Food Parc opens in the fall. But before either of them, there’ll be the Plaza Food Hall by Todd English, a 5,400-square-foot food court set to open this spring in the Plaza’s concourse level (funny enough, it’s designed by pet Chodorow architect Jeffrey Beers).
As previously reported, the juggernaut will include eight seating areas dotted with open kitchens: There’ll be a wine bar, a cheese and charcuterie station, a sushi bar, a burger bar and rotisserie, an Asian noodle and dumpling station, an espresso and tea bar, a brick-oven-pizza station, and a seafood grill, plus specialty foods and cookware for sale. See below for descriptions of these areas (courtesy of the press release) and click through for the just-released renderings.
Wine Bar - Staffed by a sommelier, the wine bar will showcase diverse international and domestic selections and will offer an array of small plates and eclectic Mediterranean tapas that guests may enjoy at the seated counter.
Cheese & Charcuterie Station - Here, guests can choose from a wide selection of artisanal and farmstead cheeses from around the world, as well as cured meats, smoked fish, caviars, and olives.
Sushi Bar - A sushi chef will preside over full sushi and raw bar, offering an assortment of rolls, sashimi, and sushi.
Burger Bar & Rotisserie - This station will feature American fare, burgers and made-to-order carved meat sandwiches, roast chicken with gourmet sides, etc., all prepared in an open kitchen equipped with a rotisserie and smoker.
Asian Noodle and Dumpling Bar - This station will offer eclectic Asian wok-made udon and soba noodles, steamed and fried dumplings, as well as specialty soups for dine-in as well as take-out.
Espresso & Tea Bar - Guests can refuel here with an array of specialty coffees and teas, which will be served alongside gourmet chocolates and freshly baked pastries.
Brick Oven Pizza - This station will feature a variety of made-to-order pizzas as well as Chef English’s signature flatbreads baked in a stone hearth pizza oven.
Fish and Seafood Grill - The Grill will showcase a fresh catch of the day, which can be packaged for home preparation or grilled to order in the fully equipped kitchen. Fresh select oysters and other shellfish will also be available at this station.