The largest private development in the United States, Hudson Yards covers four city blocks along Manhattan’s west side, between 30th and 34th streets in Chelsea. With 18 million square feet dedicated to commercial and residential use, Hudson Yards is the biggest development NYC has seen since Rockefeller Center. It has some of the most exciting public spaces and best luxury shopping in the city, as well as a wealth of innovative dining options. Poised to be the next hotspot in the city, Hudson Yards is sure to exceed expectations in shopping, dining, green space, and even art. Keep reading to learn more about the exciting dining options and shops at Hudson Yards.
The Shops at Hudson Yards comprise seven floors filled with nearly 100 luxury and specialty stores. If it’s high-end, quality items you seek, you’re certain to find what you’re looking for here. Some of The Shops’ best offerings include Cartier, Jo Malone, Lululemon, Madewell, Muji, Stuart Weitzman, and Rolex. But the biggest draw: Neiman Marcus.
The first and only Neiman Marcus in New York City is set to open at The Shops this month. Covering three floors, the flagship store will have men’s, women’s, and children’s departments, as well as beauty counters and homewares. There will be an assortment of restaurants, an in-store basketball court, and a collection of fine art from the likes of Alexander Calder and Roy Lichtenstein. Drop in to shop your favorite luxury designers, visit one of the pop-up boutiques, or take advantage of the white glove services the store offers, from shoeshines to concierge.
The eclectic collection of 25 restaurants at Hudson Yards was curated by renowned chef Thomas Keller. A variety of options from fine dining to casual eating, each featuring unique and globally-inspired dishes, are sure to please any palate.
There are plenty of NYC staples like Bluestone Lane, Shake Shack, and Van Leeuwen for those whose palates prefer the familiar. And then there are a dozen original options that make Hudson Yards a foodie hotspot. Some of the highlights include Mercado Little Spain, a food bazaar helmed by Chef Jose Andres, Milos, an eatery by Chef Costas Spiliadis featuring some of the best Mediterranean seafood in the world, and two restaurants by the internationally renowned rhubarb hospitality group, one of which will serve diners at the Observation Deck (the highest outdoor observation deck in all of New York City). Chef Keller’s own restaurant, TAK Room, will be the crown jewel of the collection, offering timeless American dishes in a brand new setting. Whether you’re looking for a Michelin-starred meal, a casual café, a patio dining room, or a top-of-the-world dining experience, you will find it among the restaurants at Hudson Yards.
While the shopping and the restaurants at Hudson Yards are definitely worth traveling for, the adjacent Public Square is worth staying for. Designed by famed architect Nelson Byrd Woltz, the five-acre Public Square has a variety of planted gardens, lawns, and plazas, all surrounding Heatherwick Studio’s impressive, innovative, and interactive art piece, Vessel. The Gardens feature more than 28,000 plants, 200 mature trees, and specially designed soil and jet engine fans designed to remove the heat from the train yard below. The park also hosts a 60,000-gallon rainwater tank that will be used to irrigate plants and trees. This tank will offset five tons of greenhouse gas that would otherwise be created from diverting water from the NYC treatment plant.
The Public Square and Gardens are free and open to the public to enjoy, as is the Vessel. Reservations at the restaurants of any these culinary superstars, as well as those of Chefs David Chang, Michael Lomonaco, Anya Fernald, and D&D London are expected to fill up fast. So if you’re looking to be among the first visitors, be sure to make your plans soon.