NEW YORK—Brookfield Office Properties (BPO) signed leases with eight high-end, quick-service eateries at the future dining terrace at Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center, in Lower Manhattan.
The dining terrace is part of a $250 million renovation of Brookfield Place, which encompasses four towers with more than 8 million square feet of office space, the 10-story glass pavilion Winter Garden, as well as extensive waterfront space.
The eateries were handpicked by the developer and focus on chef-driven, speedy-yet-creative cuisine. These casual places should appeal to office workers as well as tourists. The dining terrace is set to open to the public in early 2014. Six more eateries are to be announced in the coming months.
The confirmed eateries are:
Chop’t Creative Salad Company—the name says it all; features 3 rotating seasonal options in addition to the classics, 25 homemade, small-batch dressings, and 50 fresh ingredients.
Dig Inn Seasonal Market—local produce, chef-driven sandwiches, as well as veggies, meats, and sides.
Dos Toros Taqueria—burritos, tacos, and quesadillas with local, high quality ingredients and homemade hot sauces.
Little Muenster—serves fancy grilled cheese sandwiches in addition to salads and sides.
Num Pang—this eatery earned Zagat’s highest rating for a sandwich shop for its artful Cambodian sandwiches.
Skinny Pizza—a high-end spin on a New York classic with organic tomato sauce, whole wheat or gluten free crust, and all-natural cheeses and meats.
Sprinkles Cupcakes—features 20 different cupcakes ranging from the classics to the more creative ginger lemon and chai latte varieties.
Umami Burger—serves up unique burgers with its exclusive sauces and cheeses; named “Burger of the Year” by GW Magazine.