City Winery opened its massive flagship space on Pier 57 last fall (and now there’s a public rooftop park above it!), and now the music venue & wine bar/restaurant’s newest location has opened in none other than Midtown transportation hub Grand Central Station.
According to an exclusive in Crain’s New York Business citing MTA records, the new space spans 15,888 square feet and is located on the western end of Vanderbilt Hall, where the Great Northern Food Hall once lived.
There are three concepts in the space, which include:
- Signature City Winery experience with two tasting bars to enjoy wines on tap and breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring live ambient music (the MTA is actually conducting sound tests with different musicians to make sure rush hour travelers can still properly hear train announcements!). It can host up to 190 guests.
- City Jams featuring all-day grab and go with rotating breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. With locally roasted coffee, tea and other drinks, it’s a great meeting location
- Cornelius, a high-end farm to table restaurant inspired by Grand Central’s creator Cornelius Vanderbilt; the white table cloth restaurant will be reservation-only and have 75 seats
A quick glass of wine before the evening commute? Yes, please!
In an eco-friendly twist, the City Winery wine bars will also offer reusable bottles designed to easily be returned and refilled rather than thrown away. Take a bottle home, and then bring it back to be washed, sanitized and refilled, receiving a $5 credit towards your next bottle.
“As a New Yorker, this is my most surreal venue opening to date,” says Michael Dorf, City Winery Founder and CEO. “This is truly an honor as a restaurateur and someone who loves the city to have a footprint in the iconic Grand Central Terminal. And to leverage this location’s commuters, we very proud to launch an important returnable bottle program to urgently combat climate change in how we drink wine on the go.”
This is City Winery’s fifth NYC location, adding to City Winery NYC, City Vineyard NYC, Rockefeller Center Wine Garden and Yankee Stadium.
Find the three concepts at 89 East 42nd Street.