Le District Officially Opens at Brookfield Place, the New Upscale Mall in Downtown Manhattan
Brookfield Place, the swanky new high-end mall that opened partially last year in downtown Manhattan, is now officially up and running. We already reported last year on the opening of Brookfield Place’s Hudson Eats, the upscale food court housing the likes of Num Pang, Black Seed Bagel, and Mighty Quinn’s BBQ. But now Brookfield Place has debuted a whole slew of luxury fashion stores, as well as the highly anticipated Le District (basically a French Eataly), which will be opening officially on March 30.
In addition, eight high-end restaurants will open throughout the year inside the Battery Park City mall, including Joel Robuchon’s highly anticipated French eatery L’Atelier, coming this fall, and Jose Garces’ Amada, debuting in the summer. Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi’s Italian culinary empire, Parm, will open a location at Brookfield Place this year at Hudson Eats.
The main attraction is Le District, a 30,000-square foot French marketplace which includes a chocolate shop, pâtisserie, boulangerie, a salad bar that turns into a chocolate mousse bar at night, and chef Jordi Valles's big brasserie, Beaubourg. Parts of Le District are already open to the public, with the rest officially opening March 30. A second restaurant for Le District, L'Appart, a 28-seat tasting menu restaurant, is scheduled to open this May. In late spring, Le District will add about 250 outdoor seats.