Openings: Great Northern Food Hall, Momokawa

July 8, 2016 7:59 am Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm

New openings in New York City:

Smorrebrod, Danish open-faced sandwiches. (Signe Birck)
Smorrebrod, Danish open-faced sandwiches. (Signe Birck)

Great Northern Food Hall

The Nordic-inspired Great Northern Food Hall has opened in Grand Central Terminal’s historic Vanderbilt Hall.

“The idea behind Great Northern Food Hall has been to come up with a program that reflects where we are as well as where we come from,” said Claus Meyer, who envisioned the eatery.

The hall’s five food pavilions and bar are serving up typical Nordic eats, from coffee and pastries to porridge and smorrebrod (Danish open-faced sandwiches), all made in-house with local, seasonal ingredients. It offers both full-service and on-the-go options, along with a weekday happy hour.

The 5,000-square-foot space features 48-foot-high ceilings and Nordic design elements.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

89 E. 42nd St. (at Park Avenue)
greatnorthernfood.com

Owner and chef Mie Okuda. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)
Owner and chef Mie Okuda. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

Momokawa

Owner Mie Okuda has opened a second location of Momokawa on the Upper East Side. The restaurant is larger than the original 28th Street location, and serves a traditional sushi kaiseki. The sushi bar is led by chef Yutaka Murai, who has over 20 years of experience.

The traditional Japanese restaurant’s menu uses GMO-free ingredients and offers dishes also available at the original Momokawa, including the popular shabu-shabu and sukiyaki.

Open for lunch and dinner.

1466 First Ave. (between E. 76th and E. 77th streets)
347-378-8645
momokawanyc.com