Shake Shack’s reputation was undeniably established following the success of its original Madison Square Park location. Since then, quite a few locations have sprouted up throughout the city, and Danny Meyer has just opened his latest venture in Battery Park City. READ MORE …
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By Julie Shapiro
Get ready, ShackBurger fans.
Downtown’s much-anticipated Shake Shack opened this Wednesday in Battery Park City, the popular chain announced on Tuesday.
“We’re excited to have a location in this neighborhood,” said Jon Vandergrift, director of New York operations for Shake Shack, as workers put the finishing touches on the restaurant Tuesday morning. “It’s an up-and-coming area — we’re excited to be part of the redevelopment.”
The Battery Park City outpost, on Murray Street, features all the traditional menu items that made Shake Shack famous, including burgers dripping with the house-made ShackSauce, but it also offers three special “concretes,” or frozen custards, that can’t be found anywhere else.
The “Wall-nut Street” contains vanilla custard, cookie dough, walnuts and cherries; the “Lower West Side” has chocolate custard, malted marshmallow and cocoa nibs; and the “Downtown Butter Brown” serves up vanilla custard mixed with hazelnut brown butter streusel and seasonal fruit.
Read more about the Grand Opening from DNAinfo.
Harry and Peter Poulakakos, the owners of practically every restaurant and chain in FiDi and Battery Park City—including Financier Patisserie, Adrienne’s Pizzabar, Harry’s Italian, and Ulysses—have signed a deal with the city to open a giant restaurant and entertainment complex on the renovated and restored Pier A, located between Battery Park and Battery Park City. The complex will hold a casual restaurant, oyster bar, coffee shop, and visitors center on the first floor and a fine dining restaurant and event space on the second floor.
The city awarded the Battery Park City Authority $30 million back in 2008 to restore the crumbling 125 year-old Lower Manhattan landmark, and when completed, it will also include enhanced waterfront access, 30,000 square feet of public plaza space and a 12,500-square-foot public promenade.
Read about the new plans for BPC restaurant in the NY Eater blog.
This past Monday, a new restaurant came to Battery Park City. Owner Abraham Merchant, and his wife Lyn, opened the doors to the Merchants River House restaurant (formerly known as Steamers Landing) with an opening event for the public.
Merchants River House will be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. For more information call (212) 432-1451.
Read more about the Merchants River House restaurant and the grand opening from Downtown Express.
We have all heard Danny Meyer’s plans for a Shake Shack and Blue Smoke in Battery Park City but today we finally caught wind of what his third fine-dining restaurant might be. Eater.com and the NYpost seem to think he will bring a seafood restaurant with water views. They also mentioned that Danny may design it to be a fine-dining experience but also stroller friendly for all of the families in the area. You can read more here.
Have you seen Food Network’s TV show “Chopped”? Did you know one of the winners works right here in Battery Park City? Wade Burch is the executive chef for all of the Merchants Hospitality restaurants, including Southwest NY and Steamers Landing in Battery Park City and Merchants Café across West Street at 90 Washington St. The show originally ran in late November and has been on playing on Food Network reruns beginning of December. You can read the full story here.