A new marketplace for food in NYC

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten Opens Massive New Marketplace in New York City — Take a Look Inside

The 53,000-square-foot Tin Building has been in the works for a decade.

By Stacey Leasca, August 16, 2022

Tin Building by Jean-Georges Vongerichten

CREDIT: NICOLE FRANZEN

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is ready for you to experience his brand-new culinary hot spot in New York City — and it may take you an entire day to see it all. 

In partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation, the famed chef has finally opened the doors to the Tin Building, a project almost ten years in the making that will serve hungry patrons essentially anything they’d like. 

The 53,000-square-foot building, designed by Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, has been transformed into a sprawling marketplace and now includes a grocery store, six full-service restaurants, six quick-service counters, along with four bars, and retail spaces. There will also be private dining offerings for those looking for a more exclusive experience. 

Tin Building by Jean-Georges Vongerichten

CREDIT: NICOLE FRANZEN

Creating the updated version of the sprawling space was no easy task. A spokesperson for the building explained in a statement provided to Food & Wine, the Tin Building is one of two surviving structures that made up the Fulton Fish Market, which had to be meticulously disassembled and recreated 32 feet east of its original location. Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors, along with Cass Calder Smith Architecture, ensured its history remained intact throughout its design work, including plenty of detail that pays homage to its 1920s and ’30s heyday. 

All of the full-service dining options are tied to Jean-Georges, including breakfast spots T. Café, offering coffees, teas, lattes, and freshly baked pastries; Double Yolk, a breakfast spot by day and caviar hotspot by night; and the more low-key Crêpes and Dosas, serving sweet and savory options. 

For lunch and dinner, guests at the Tin Building can head to The House of the Red Pearl, a fine-dining restaurant serving Chinese-inspired dishes, or T. Brasserie, a French brasserie that is as stunning as it will likely be delicious, thanks to its Art Nouveau–style tilework, marble tabletops and counters, and its contemporary take on a Moroccan tile floor, where guests can also indulge in a selection of noteworthy bottles including a 1949 Vintage Cognac and 1904 Vintage Armagnac.

Tin Building by Jean-Georges Vongerichten

CREDIT: NICOLE FRANZEN

There’s also Fulton Fish Co., a seafood dining counter and restaurant with a full raw bar; the Frenchman’s Dough, specializing in pizza and pasta; seeds & Weeds, a sustainable and artisanal plant-based eatery; Shikku, an intimate 19-seat Japanese sushi and sake restaurant; and Taquito, a casual Mexican taqueria, complete with signature dishes and made-to-order tacos. 

Of course, the Tin Building didn’t forget about drinks. Guests can sip at The Wine Bar, with varietals from France, the Finger Lakes, California, and Maryland, and Beer Here!, a spot with 24 beers on tap and 30 beers in cans and bottles. There’s also The Cocktail Bar, serving specialty drinks, and The Tasting Studio, a private dining room space for those looking to host intimate dinners. 

At the heart of it is Central Market, the grocery store that will be full of daily rotating sustainably sourced meats, seafood, cheeses, produce, and ready-to-eat items. Guests will also be able to shop at the Tin Building’s other retail shops like Mercantile, a dry goods shop, Mercantile East, an Asian food boutique, and Spoiled Parrot, a sweets shop showcasing hand-selected candies and confections. 

For August, the Tin Building by Jean-Georges will be open with limited summer preview hours Thursday through Sunday, from 12-5 pm. Explore all the culinary offerings at 96 South Street at Pier 17, New York, NY 10038

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