The new residential tower at 220 Central Park South is shrouded in all of the mystery and intrigue that affixes itself to New York’s wealthiest, so any insight into the goings-on in the lavish skyscraper are particularly sought after.
The news, this time, is this: Celebrated French-American chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who‘s behind Pier 17 hotspot The Fulton and Soho fixture The Mercer Kitchen, may be opening a residents-only restaurant at 220 Central Park South.
The news comes via a tipster, who points out that an unnamed restaurant in the building that’s awaiting a health grade is linked with the phone number of a prominent employee of Jean-Georges Restaurants. Paperwork on file with the Department of Buildings indicates that the restaurant will be on the building’s second floor.
It’s not unheard of for ultraluxe developments like 220 Central Park South to feature private restaurants that are accessible only to building residents and their guests. (Yes, that means you’d have to either own in the building, or be friendly enough to be invited to dinner with someone who does, to chow down here.)
At the similarly ritzy 432 Park Avenue, a 12th floor restaurant for residents is helmed by Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hergatt. A similar residents-only restaurant at 53 West 53 will debut in the future.
The various teams surrounding 220 Central Park South remain predictably tight-lipped about the endeavor. Jean-Georges Restaurants did not immediately return requests for comment.