NEW YORK (August 6th, 2020) – Today, Time Out Market New York is pleased to welcome back guests to enjoy incredible cuisine, cocktails and cultural experiences on the Market’s outdoor terraces overlooking Manhattan. With a beautiful fifth floor rooftop and increased riverside dining of nearly 250 seats, guests can soak in the summer weather with sweeping views of Manhattan’s skyline on Dumbo’s waterfront. A new Time Out Market app is also available for contactless ordering for guests who wish to eat in or take out. For those who prefer take-out to share a picnic with friends, the Brooklyn Bridge Park with its 85-acre waterfront park is only steps from the Market.
“Time Out Market New York has 10,150 square feet of outdoor space. This includes our fifth floor rooftop terrace and increased riverside seating of nearly 250. Our guests can properly distance themselves when they socialize and enjoy the summer weather without losing the fun atmosphere that makes the Time Out Market experience so special,” says Time Out Market CEO Didier Souillat. “Our team — alongside Empire Stores and renowned chefs and restaurateurs — is excited to welcome back our guests to taste incredible dishes and beverages from local favorites and embrace New York’s unique and iconic culture. Time Out Market offers guests a true Time Out Tastecation, the ultimate staycation destination where guests can send their taste buds on a culinary voyage.”
After pausing operations in March to help contain the spread of COVID-19, Time Out Market New York continues to prioritize the health and safety of guests, employees, eateries and their teams. In addition to following New York State and local government regulations and protocols, Time Out Market implemented new systems and safety precautions to ensure guests an enjoyable dining experience featuring:
- Ample outdoor space: Time Out Market New York outdoor space spans across 10,150 square feet including a fifth floor rooftop and nearly 250 seats along the riverside, giving guests ample space to physically distance. The Market is also surrounded by an 85-acre waterfront park for picnics, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
- Air circulation and filtration systems: The Market’s advanced technology air circulation and filtration systems enhance fresh air supply and clean airflow.
- Health and safety communication vestibules: Specially created signage at the entrance offers information and sanitizing stations for customers to have a safe and enjoyable experience — sanitizing stations will be available throughout the Market.
- Plexiglass partitions: Plexiglass shields at all counters and bars act as a barrier.
- Contactless ordering: Available on Apple and Android smartphones, the new Time Out Market app allows guests to order and pay without contact. Guests can search ‘Time Out Market’ via the App Store or Google Play to download the app for free. Through the app, guests can track their order progress through email, text and push notifications. There is also the capability to order via mobile web through timeout.com/nymenu.
- Delivery: For the first time, menu items from participating eateries are available for delivery through DoorDash, the nation’s leading last-mile logistics platform. Search “Time Out Market” to see which restaurants are available for on-demand delivery by downloading the DoorDash app or visiting doordash.com.
- Extra cleaning crew: A crew identifiable with their yellow shirts will continually sanitize all surfaces.
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): All staff will use PPE equipment.
- New operating hours: New hours of operation can be found on the Time Out New York website.
Time Out Market New York is delighted to welcome back numerous standouts from its stellar lineup of top New York chefs and restaurateurs who are part of the fabric of their local communities. To comply with physical distancing rules, the Market is staggering its kitchen re-openings in waves, allowing guests sufficient room for ordering. The first wave includes seven eateries and two full service bars. The renowned chefs and concepts returning on reopening day include:
- Ivy Stark, one of the city’s top chefs with 20-plus years of cooking experience, serves a menu packed with her interpretations of modern Mexican at her Mexology concept.
- Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors has gained the reputation of New York’s premium butcher and offers prime cuts and quality meats in a mix of tasty signature sandwiches, juicy sliders, and other favorites.
- Bessou, one of Noho’s most popular restaurants, owner Maiko Kyogoku and Executive Chef Emily Yuen bring a casual spin on their dishes inspired by Japanese family recipes.
- Jacob’s Pickles, Southern-style comfort food is executed flawlessly with a menu of abundant and flavorsome artisanal back-to-basic dishes.
- FELICE Pasta Bar is a neighborhood staple with its fresh pasta full of the authentic flavors of Tuscany.
- Fish Cheeks, critically-acclaimed and a widely-beloved restaurant, presents a modern approach to traditional Thai seafood, packed with authentic flavors.
- Ice & Vice pushes the boundaries of what frozen treats can be and serves its edgy and ultra-premium, ice creams, sorbets and frozen yogurts every weekend.
The two bars, located on the first and fifth floor rooftop, complement the unique culinary offerings of the Market and showcase a new beverage program for the summer. Guests can enjoy a variety of seasonal craft cocktails made with local spirits and a carefully curated selection of local craft beers and wines. A welcome back Happy Hour also runs every day from 4 - 7PM on the rooftop, enabling guests to opt between a selection of $8 cocktails, $7 wine and $5 beers. To comply with new regulations, guests will need to present their food receipt to the bartender when ordering alcoholic beverages.
Time Out Market New York is proud to work alongside all Market eateries and their teams and look forward to welcoming back more signature chefs and restaurateurs in the coming months. As the community works hard to safely resume operations, Time Out Market New York and Time Out New York continue to support independent local restaurants and businesses through initiatives such as Time Out’s Love Local Campaign.