Food & Drink

Work Underway on 550-Person Restaurant on Pier 26

Renderings of the Pier 26 restaurant. (Credit: Hudson River Park Trust)

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. Read More

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Torrisi’s Growing Roman-American Empire Expands to the Meatpacking District

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Major Food Group, the restaurant organization behind downtown culinary darlings Torrisi and Parm, will continue its growth in New York with a new space in the Meatpacking District.

The restaurant group, led by partners Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick beat out more than 20 other applicants seeking a contract at a glass-walled building designed by Renzo Piano beneath the southern edge of the High Line, Grub Street reported. A source told The Commercial Observer that the 100-seat restaurant would take up 1,600-square-feet of space in the building. Read More