The Tin Building is open with limited hours through August

The Tin Building, the expansive food hall at the Seaport from chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and the Howard Hughes Corporation, is open now for a kind of preview season; the official opening is late September.

For the coming weeks, the 53,000-square-foot market will be open Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5p. There are grocery markets (with the Central Market as the main attraction), six full-service restaurants, six quick-service counters, four bars, retail and private dining rooms over two levels.

More when I can get over there, but in the meantime:

The three retail outposts include Mercantile, a dry goods shop; Mercantile East, an Asian food boutique; and Spoiled Parrot, a sweets shop.

The restaurants include The House of the Red Pearl, a fine dining restaurant serving Chinese inspired dishes; T. Brasserie, a French brasserie with the country’s classic fare; Fulton Fish Co., a seafood dining counter and restaurant with a full raw bar; The Frenchman’s Dough, with pizzas and pastas; Seeds & Weeds, a plant-based eatery; and Shikku, a 19-seat Japanese sushi and sake restaurant.

Casual and to-go options include Crêpes and Dosas, serving sweet and savory options; Taquito, a Mexican taqueria; T. Café, for hot and cold coffees, teas, and baked goods; Double Yolk, breakfast by day and a caviar bar by night.

Then there’s the Wine Bar, with wine and beer from France, the Finger Lakes in New York State, California and Maryland; Beer Here!, with 24 beers on tap and 30 beers in cans and bottles all hand-picked and tasted by Jean-Georges; and The Cocktail Bar, an ode to Jean-Georges’ French and Asian influences.

The Tin Building is one of two surviving structures of the Fulton Fish Market and it was disassembled and recreated 32 feet east of its original location by SHoP Architects, just west of Pier 17. The interior design was done by Roman and Williams and Cass Calder Smith Architecture.



  1. Pam, I walked the dog over there for a late lunch last Friday and the place was hopping. I only got a brief chance to walk around (it looked very cool from what I could see) before an unfriendly guard escorted me out because of the dog (worth noting, I was carrying him in my arms – and he complete ignored the two women with similar sized dogs in their large shoulder bags).

    I was kindly rescued by the great team at T Brasserie where we were seated outside on their West-facing terrace, he with water, me with a delicious rosé (my office is 1/2 day Fridays all summer) and a delicious lunch of excellent escargots, crusty baguette and frites with house-made mayonnaise (they bring ketchup by default but I am old school mayo all the way). Small but lovely Gallic menu – I saw what looked like a delicious salade Lyonnaise go by with lardons etc, and what appeared to be a perfectly cooked steak (1/2 eaten being bussed away but medium-rare), and the couple next to us were enjoying one of the summer seasonal cocktails that looked festive (cannot attest for taste etc).

    I plan to go back (sans dog – or with a carrier) but I will definitely eat at T again. I only wish it were a bit closer!

    • Last licks for rosé at lunch!! Sounds excellent.

    • Yes TheBlackSquirrel, you should be allowed to take your dog everywhere with you. Especially establishments serving food where they’re expressly prohibited by code and common sense. People like you abusing the system make it harder for those such as my mother who requires a guide dog to get around.