After eight years of planning and building, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s food marketplace, taking over the former Fulton Street Fish Market in South Street Seaport, is now officially open.
Located at 96 South Street at Pier 17, this 53,000-square-foot marketplace brings a collection of six full service new restaurants, six quick service counters, four bars, and retail and private dining offerings to the historic Tin Building, and it cost a whopping $194.6 million to complete!
Visitors can choose to eat at one of the six full-service dining venues, which include:
- House of the Red Pearl: a fine dining restaurant serving Chinese-inspired dishes.
- T Brasserie: a French brasserie with classic fare.
- Fulton Fish Co.: a seafood dining counter and restaurant with a full raw bar.
- Frenchman’s Dough: freshly made pizza and pasta.
- Seeds & Weeds: a sustainable and artisanal plant-based eatery that embraces the fresh ingredients of the day.
- Shikku: an intimate 19-seat Japanese sushi and sake restaurant.
For a quicker meal, casual and to-go options include:
- Crêpes and Dosas: serving both sweet and savory options.
- Taquito: a Mexican taqueria complete with signature dishes and made to order tacos.
- T. Café: a go-to morning spot for hot and cold coffees, teas, lattes, and freshly baked pastries made in-house.
- Double Yolk: breakfast go-to by day and champagne and caviar bar by night.
For drinks, you can head to the Wine Bar, which offers beer and wine selections from France, the Finger Lakes, California, and Maryland, Beer Here!, which offers visitors 24 beers on tap, or the Cocktail Bar, where you can order tasty cocktails such as a Spiced Cantaloupe Daquiri.
The market and retail section of the marketplace is where visitors will find goods sourced locally wherever possible.
Most notably there’s Central Market, which is full of daily rotating sustainably sourced meats, seafood, cheeses, produce, and ready to eat items. Three separate and carefully curated retail offerings include:
- Mercantile: a dry goods shop with a selection of vinegars, fancy jams, and dried pasta and a number of Jean-Georges–branded products, from mushroom Bolognese to cherry mustard.
- Mercantile East: An Asian food boutique doused in red lacquer with over 500 unique menu items including salts, soy sauces, chile oils, South Korean vinegars, mugwort, and more.
- Spoiled Parrot: The candy store of all candy stores filled with high-end brands, chocolates made by Jean-Georges, and an ice cream counter featuring a rotating selection of house-made flavors.
Lastly, there’s the private dining space, the Tasting Studio, located on the second floor perfect for hosting intimate dinners, tastings, and more. This studio will also serve as the Tin Building’s very own multimedia recording studio for podcasts and TV as well as a venue for cooking classes and floral demonstrations.
The Tin Building is one of two surviving major structures of the celebrated Fulton Fish Market, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s marketplace is just one of a handful of efforts to revive South Street Seaport this area.
The marketplace is located at 96 South Street at Pier 17. Hours through August are currently limited, and are Thursday through Sunday, 12p.m. – 5p.m.
You can stay updated with the marketplace at their website.