According to Metropolitan Airport News, renowned restauranteur and chef, José Andrés, is partnering with Capital One to open an expansive dining lounge in LGA’s new Terminal B.
The Spanish Chef recently opened two other NYC restaurants: Zatinya & Nubeluz, both at the Ritz-Carlton NoMad. He was awarded Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic in 2003 by the James Beard Foundation and has gone on to open a collection of highly-reviewed restaurants nationwide.
The new spot will open inside LGA’s Capital One Landing Lounge, shares Metropolitan Airport News. The José Andrés Group will oversee the lounge’s food and drink menu, expected to serve Spanish-style tapas. A second iteration will open on a smaller scale in DC’s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s Terminal 2.
According to Metropolitan Airport News, Capital One Landing Lounge will span 10,700 square feet in LGA’s new $4B Terminal B. The terminal was under construction for six years before its interior was officially completed last January.
Capital One announced the addition of their luxurious lounges to open in airports across the country this past summer. Their first lounge greeted flyers in the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Capital One Landing will differ from the Texas lounge with “a new chef-driven concept focused on bringing an elevated experience to the heart of the terminal,” reports Metropolitan Airport News.
It is unclear as of yet whether a Capital One card will be required for entry, a spokesperson told Eater.
While construction has yet to begin, we can only hope the menu will be a step up from the commonly overpriced offerings found at airports.