Work Underway on 550-Person Restaurant on Pier 26
Billy Gray Aug. 7, 2013, 12:38 p.m.
The Hudson River Park Trust is courting restaurateurs interested in a huge riverfront indoor-outdoor restaurant on Pier 26 in Tribeca.
Currently under construction, the spot at 223 West Street should end up with a 100-person main dining room topped by a “pier level terrace” (capacity: 152 people) and a sprawling roof accommodating about 300 more eaters and tipplers.
Eater speculates that Danny Meyer, Drew Nieporent and the Carbone boys (Rich Torrisi, Mario Carbone) could be among the applicants for the “insane” opportunity.
The Request for Proposals calls for “experienced restaurateurs…to lease the Pavilion for a high quality, yet casual, waterfront destination restaurant.” Casual quality is the order of the day in contemporary NYC dining, and the waterfront expanse offering commanding views off the “coast” of one of Manhattan’s richest neighborhoods is bound to lure some big culinary names.
Applications are due September 16.