New York’s Hudson Yards, a new large-scale redevelopment on the West Side of Manhattan, will house three new restaurants, as well as Mercado Little Spain, a Spanish food hall venture between José Andrés and the Adrià brothers.
The 188,000-square-foot Neiman Marcus, which will open on March 15, is the store's first New York City location. The three-story space will welcome three new restaurants, including the Zodiac Room, Neiman Marcus’ signature restaurant, Bar Stanley and Cook & Merchants.
All three eateries will be run by chef Alex Pilas, who previously worked at Eataly. According to a statement, Pilas will create the menus with Neiman Marcus corporate chef Jessica Oost. In addition, the restaurants will have local partners, such as Irving Farm and City Bakery.
The Zodiac Room will feature “signature Neiman Marcus dishes,” including popovers and strawberry butter on their menu, as well as seasonal salads, sandwiches, sizeable entrées, champagne, and caviar.
Bar Stanley, a casual cocktail bar, will serve burgers, salads, and sandwiches. The drinks will include “mixologist-curated specialty cocktails.”
Cook & Merchants will offer counter service and provide pre-made salads, soups, and sandwiches. The baked goods will be supplied by New York’s City Bakery, and there will also be a chocolate counter and wine bar on-site. The restaurant will also serve Irving Farm products, including draft coffee and “espresso-style drinks.”
Furthermore, Customers can view demonstrations “from a notable chef or culinarian in the demo kitchen.”
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As for Mercado Little Spain, the food hall will feature a live fire spot, a seafood restaurant, and an all-day restaurant. The space, a Spanish version of Eataly, is a 35,000-square-foot food hall that has been planned by Andrés and pioneering chefs Ferran and Albert Adrià.
This is the first New York project for the award-winning trio, who are among the most celebrated chefs in the world. The food hall will contain a full-service live fire-focused restaurant called Leña, which will specialize in grilled meats and paella. Mar will be serve imported Spanish seafood, which will be flown in each day, and Spanish Diner will offer casual fare.
"The food will be everything you can imagine about Spain,” says Andrés. “Mercado will be a place where you can go to one window for garlic shrimp, and then to another one for bocadillos [sandwiches]. It will be a place for your coffee, for your sangria, your sherry to eat with your tapas, as if you were at [Barcelona’s famed market] La Boqueria.”