As the myriad towers within the Hudson Yards megaproject race toward completion, the amenities that will be open to the public—restaurants, shops, and the like—are becoming finalized.
And today, one such offering was revealed: Related, the developer behind the megaproject, announced that London hospitality firm Rhubarb will operate a 10,000-square-foot public space within 30 Hudson Yards, the project’s supertall skyscraper. It’ll include a bar, restaurant, and event space, and will be on the top two floors of the skyscraper—which is also home to the sky-high (and, frankly, terrifying) observation deck, which will be suspended more than 1,000 feet in the air.
The company will also operate a smaller “restaurant concept” on the building’s fifth floor; both of those will open in 2019.
As Eater NY notes, Rhubarb isn’t new to creating food venues within tourist attractions—“across the pond, the company operate food in the Historic Royal Palaces and other museums,” per their report. It’s the company’s first venture in the U.S.
Let’s hope it goes better than the restaurants at the One World Observatory (one of the few comparable experiences in the city), which opened in 2015—and which Eater critic Ryan Sutton derided as “expensive food without a narrative.”