Iron Chef Jose Garces to Open First New York City Restaurant
Food Network Iron Chef and Philadelphia-based restaurateur Jose Garces has announced plans to open his first New York City restaurant in 2015. Chef Garces’ newest restaurant on Vesey Street will be a part of the forthcoming Brookfield Place (renamed from the World Financial Center), which will include select fine dining restaurants and 40 luxury retailers after renovations are complete.
The new restaurant, designed to be equally accessible and welcoming to “local residents, leading businesses, and tourists from across the globe,” will be 7,500 square feet and include an additional outdoor space.
Garces’ New York restaurant will be in the close company of other fine dining restaurants including North End Grill, Torrisi, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and several other eateries. The Iron Chef's current restaurants include Amada, Garces Trading Company, Distrito, and others.
“We’re thrilled to bring the hospitality and style of Garces Group to New York City for the first time,” said Chef Garces. “It’s long been a dream of mine to open a restaurant here and we found just the right home for it as part of this groundbreaking project in this exciting neighborhood.”
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