Gotham West Market
Gotham West Market just opened up this past week on 11th Avenue between 44/45th. An interesting location although underneath a huge residential building. On the outskirts of the Hells Kitchen neighborhood. Figured we would go check it out even though it had only been open for 3 days.
The place was packed! Many of the restaurants and staff were not prepared for the onslaught of business. Is it a destination location for an afternoon of food or is it people who live in the neighborhood? I figure time will tell and certainly the vendors will get better at preparing the food on a timely basis.
Ivan Ramen was beyond overwhelmed and people were not happy. It was taking up to 45 minutes to get a ramen after ordering it and they were not that clear with the customers about that.
Nice to see Court Street Grocers open up in a new location. Their sandwiches are delicious.
Geniune Roadside is where we ended up for lunch.
I had a salad. Super fresh and just made. The grilled chicken on top made zero sense to me. For an additional cost you can pick from a few grilled proteins on top but honestly it was the size of my thumb.
Fred bagged the ramen and went with the fish tacos which were also quite good.
I particularly liked the water. No water bottles just a cup.
Blue Bottle Coffee is a nice addition. Sometimes I wait for the drip and sometimes I just go with a macchiato.
The Brooklyn Kitchen is great for the neighborhood. Big kitchen for presentations and more than likely classes down the line.
They have done a really great job of curating the products that they carry from a slicer to a knife to Ricks Picks phat beets.
Could be a game changer in the neighborhood.
Nice. Lili has been asking to take her there. Seems like an odd location. Hope they can sustain it.I’ve long pined for a place like this (a Chelsea Market clone) in the UWS. It’s a wasteland for stuff like this and a place like that would kill up here.
totally odd location but packed.
I would think that on a sf basis this would make sense in any high volume location. You get a mass of people that come (similar to a shopping mall) central advertising and per sf the rent has to make more sense than a small store of the same selling space (where you don’t share the overhead). Not to mention that the space can be raw on the inside as part of the atmosphere. That’s on gut after running numbers of course my opinion could change.
Reminds me of Reading Terminal Market in Philly:http://www.readingterminalm…http://www.visitphilly.com/…(Click picture to expand..)
.Great pics. Really tells the story. Well played.JLM.