Here are the restaurants and shops coming to Brookfield Place

The monster complex is bringing Black Seed, Mighty Quinn’s, Hermès, J.Crew and tons more to Battery Park City



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Truffle burger at Umami Burger

Truffle burger at Umami Burger Photograph: Alex Strada

Battery Park City is getting a major upgrade of the delicious variety. The $250 million revamp of Brookfield Place, the former World Financial Center, is bringing more than 20 restaurants and 40 shops to the downtown nabe, and the complex just announced who'll be among those new businesses.

For starters, there'll be not one but two food courts; the first, opening at the end of May, is Hudson Eats, a 35,000-square-foot, 600-seat hall. Vendors (all have been announced except one) include popular Cal-Mex joint Dos Toros, patty crowd-pleaser Umami Burger, cupcake bakery Sprinkles (that of the uptown sweets-dispensing ATM), hyped bagel shop Black Seed, sushi (and fried chicken) hot spot Blue Ribbon Sushi, Cambodian sandwich maker Num Pang, grilled-cheesery Little Muenster, BBQ fave Mighty Quinn's, Long Island slice spot Skinny Pizza, and lunch-break faves Chop't and Dig Inn Seasonal Market.

On the floor below, hungry tourists and suits will find Le District, a massive French market run by Peter Poulakakos (Harry’s Italian, Financier Patisserie) and Paul Lamas with toque Jordi Vallès at the helm. In the same vein as Eataly, the 37,000-square-foot space will feature two sit-down eateries; a café; a variety of counters to buy cheese, bread, seafood, charcuterie and the like; and more.

Five additional restaurants with table service are set to open by 2015. So far, two have been announced: a second branch of Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone's Italian-American restaurant Parm and an as-yet unnamed venture by Iron Chef winner Jose Garces.

If you plan on doing some shopping at Brookfield, prepare for your wallet to take a hit; nearly all of the forthcoming 42 retail stores are high-end, such as Hermès, Ermenegildo Zegna, Scoop, J.Crew and Burberry. Similarly fancy gym Equinox will launch a two-floor outpost, and the Chelsea-based Institute of Culinary Education is picking up and moving to 225 Liberty Street (both openings are slated for this fall).

(h/t DNAinfo)

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