Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Tin Building Opens At NYC’s Seaport

September 28, 2022 was quite a day for Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The French chef and restaurant owner opened the Tin Building by Jean-Georges, a 53,000-square-foot culinary marketplace at Pier 17 at the Seaport in Lower Manhattan.

The Tin Building is based within what was once the location for the Fulton Fish Market, which operated in this district from the mid-19th century until relocating to The Bronx in 2005.

According to Vongerichten, the historic fish market has much significance to him. It was one of the first places that Vongerichten visited when he first came to New York City in 1985.

“It has been a great privilege to have this opportunity to bring back the Tin Building and reinvent such an iconic New York staple in a new and authentic way—honoring and inspired by the Seaport’s rich history and continuing the legacy of providing a one-of-a-kind experience that pays tribute to the global influences found in New York City,” said Vongerichten, in a media release.

The two-level food hall reflects the original Fulton Fish Market through its decor. Throughout the building, ribbons of brass, details of turned wood, marble surfaces, and handmade tiles in maritime blues and greens channel Jean-Georges’ nostalgia for its original tenant.

The Tin Building by Jean-Georges was developed in partnership with The Howard Hughes Corporation. Having reconstructed this circa 1907 property, the Tin Building by Jean-Georges contains six new full-service restaurant concepts, six fast-casual counters, and bars focused on wine, craft cocktails and craft beers. They are all connected by a central marketplace with a locally sourced, curated selection of seafood, meats, cheese and produce, along with three specialty retail markets.

This culinary epicenter also features a French brasserie, a seafood restaurant, an Asian speakeasy, a breakfast counter, several vegetarian options, a bakery and a coffee shop.

A second-floor dining room and reception space additionally serves as The Tasting Studio—the Tin Building’s broadcast studio for the production of cooking segments and the recording of a daily Tin Building podcast.

The Tin Building has been part of The Howard Hughes Corporation’s 10-year, $789 million development plan within the Seaport to overall foster the neighborhood’s economic revitalization.

“Throughout our development at the Seaport, we have engaged in a collaborative dialogue with our local community to help revitalize Lower Manhattan and ensure a bright future for our Seaport neighborhood that reflects the incredible diversity of New York City,” stated Saul Scherl, president of the corporation’s New York region, also in the release.

The Tin Building by Jean-Georges is located at 96 South St. Its current hours of operation are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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