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The new Jean-Georges Vongerichten marketplace in NYC offers all kinds of delicious options for fine dining

The 53,000-square-foot Tin Building has taken more than 10 years to develop.



It might take you all day to see everything that Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s brand-new culinary hot spot in New York City has to offer.

The renowned chef, working with The Howard Hughes Corporation, has finally launched the Tin Building, a nearly ten-year-long endeavor that will offer hungry customers pretty much everything they desire.

The Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors-designed, 53,000-square-foot structure has been converted into a large marketplace featuring a grocery store, six full-service eateries, six quick-service counters, four bars, and retail spaces. For those seeking a more upscale dining experience, private dining options will also be available.

It wasn’t simple to create the upgraded version of the expansive area. The Fulton Fish Market, which had to be painstakingly deconstructed and rebuilt 32 feet east of its original location, consisted of two surviving structures, one of which is the Tin Facility, according to a spokeswoman for the building who talked to Food & Wine. Roman and Williams Buildings and Interiors and Cass Calder Smith Architecture made sure the building’s heritage was preserved throughout the design process and included numerous details that honor its heyday in the 1920s and ’30s.

All of the full-service restaurants are associated with Jean-Georges, including the breakfast establishments T. Café, which serves coffee, tea, lattes, and freshly baked pastries; Double Yolk, which doubles as a caviar hotspot by day; and the more laid-back Crêpes and Dosas, which offers sweet and savory options.

For lunch and dinner, visitors to the Tin Building can go to The House of the Red Pearl, a fine-dining establishment serving Chinese-inspired cuisine, or T. Brasserie, a French brasserie that features Art Nouveau-style tilework, marble tabletops and counters, and a modern interpretation of a Moroccan tile floor. Visitors can also indulge in a selection of noteworthy bottles there, such as a 1949 Vintage Cognac and 1904 Vintage.

The Frenchman’s Dough, which specializes in pizza and pasta, Roots & Weeds, a sustainable and artisanal plant-based diner, Shikku, an intimate 19-seat Japanese sushi and sake restaurant, and Taquito, a casual Mexican taqueria with distinctive dishes and made-to-order tacos, are more options.

Of course, refreshments were not overlooked at the Tin Building. The Wine Bar, which serves wines from France, the Finger Lakes, California, and Maryland, and Beer Here!, which has 24 beers on tap and 30 beers in cans and bottles, are both places where visitors can sip. Additionally, there is the Tasting Studio, a private dining area for people seeking to arrange small meals, and the Cocktail Bar, which serves specialized drinks.

The Jean-Georges Tin Building will only be open during its limited summer preview hours from Thursday through Sunday, from 12 to 5 pm. Visit 96 South Street at Pier 17, New York, NY 10038, to peruse all the restaurant options.