First Look: Hudson Eats, the Food Court at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place Hudson Eats lineupHudson Eats, the Brookfield Place food court, opens Tuesday, but there was a preview event tonight. I imagine Brookfield would prefer we not refer to it as a food court, but that’s what it is. That said, it’s possibly the nicest food court you’ve ever seen, with estimable tenants. (See above; one more is still undetermined or unannounced.) I didn’t eat—I’m not really a nibblybit kind of guy, and anyway, I was too busy taking photos. Here’s part 1, the place in general and the seating areas. (It’s accessed via the Winter Garden, upstairs on the south side.) All the photos get much bigger if you click on them, and I have to think there will be even more seating than you see here—that some of it was cleared away to make way for the party.

UPDATE: The hours of operation for Hudson Eats are….
Monday-Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

UPDATE #2: Downtown Post is reporting that “some of the Hudson Eats restaurants will be open on Saturday, May 31, for a ‘soft’ opening.”

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  1. Yikes. It looks too much like a mall. But, glad to have the options in the neighborhood, especially with kids.

  2. The neighborhood needs better options in general. I will take quality/affordability over mediocre/over priced any day. Thanks Brookfield!

  3. Seems like expensive unhealthy junk food. Cupcakes. Grilled Cheese. Pizza. BBQ meat.

  4. Is there a dress code? Seems very corporate cafeteria.

  5. Do you know what the days/hours of operation will be?

  6. At first I thought I was at Newark Airport and found myself looking for my gate as I was walking through it. I guess it is a place for working folks to eat lunch, but it’s not a destination. ezcept for Blue Ribbon Sushi which will be the only place with “in-house” seating; a 16 seat sushi bar. they knew how to do it right, in trying to at least make it a “restaurant”. after all, it’s BRS.

    the entire lower manhattan restaurant scene does need to step up more. destination places that people who live downtown would actually stay for and people who some would actually want to come down to. and not giant super loud food halls. not chains. not Las Vegas style joints. not places tagerting and get filled with tourists who are tired of walking. lower manhattan is filled with high rent high paying residents as well as condo owners, yet whomever is in charge of planning is only catering to people who work downtown and not live here; too many lunch places and $9.99 dress shops.

    we’re all not admins looking for deals.