Three Levels of Food and Drink Coming to Pier A Near Battery Park City

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Rendering of the first-floor oyster bar, on the building's western end. Courtesy of Green Light Architecture.
Rendering of the first-floor oyster bar, on the building's western end. Courtesy of Green Light Architecture.
When it opens next spring, Pier A will have three floors. Rendering: Green Light Architecture/Tribeca Trib
When it opens next spring, Pier A will have three floors. Rendering: Green Light Architecture/Tribeca Trib
An oyster bar with waterfront views will occupy the western end of the building and a "pier shed" restaurant will also serve mostly seafood. Also on the first floor, a visitor center and gallery featuring historical photos and information on the pier and surrounding area. Rendering: Green Light Architecture/Tribeca Trib
An oyster bar with waterfront views will occupy the western end of the building and a "pier shed" restaurant will also serve mostly seafood. Also on the first floor, a visitor center and gallery featuring historical photos and information on the pier and surrounding area. Rendering: Green Light Architecture/Tribeca Trib
Rendering of the first-floor "pier shed restaurant," with harbor views. Some of the furniture will be made of wood salvaged during the pier's reconstruction. Diners will be able to watch the food being prepared from bays looking into the restaurant's kitchen. Courtesy of Green Light Architecture.
Rendering of the first-floor "pier shed restaurant," with harbor views. Some of the furniture will be made of wood salvaged during the pier's reconstruction. Diners will be able to watch the food being prepared from bays looking into the restaurant's kitchen. Courtesy of Green Light Architecture.
LEVEL 2. One of the pier's second-floor restaurants, labeled DINING in the above illustration, will seat 160 people. More than a third of the space will be reserved for private parties. It will connect to the waterfront lounge in the COMMODORE'S ROOM, which will have a terrace with views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The HISTORIC HALLWAY contains the building's original wood flooring, plaster ceilings and transoms. Rendering: Green Light Architecture/Tribeca Trib
LEVEL 2. One of the pier's second-floor restaurants, labeled DINING in the above illustration, will seat 160 people. More than a third of the space will be reserved for private parties. It will connect to the waterfront lounge in the COMMODORE'S ROOM, which will have a terrace with views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The HISTORIC HALLWAY contains the building's original wood flooring, plaster ceilings and transoms. Rendering: Green Light Architecture/Tribeca Trib
The second floor's "east restaurant," specializing in meat dishes, will be the pier's most expensive restaurant. It will have a stained-glass ceiling and give diners views of the World Trade Center to the northeast and the Statue of Liberty to the south. Courtesy of Green Light Architecture.
The second floor's "east restaurant," specializing in meat dishes, will be the pier's most expensive restaurant. It will have a stained-glass ceiling and give diners views of the World Trade Center to the northeast and the Statue of Liberty to the south. Courtesy of Green Light Architecture.
LEVEL 3. An EVENT SPACE and catering hall for 125 to 150 people will be housed here. The room will have high, timer-beamed ceilings and panoramic views. Rendering: Green Light Architecture / Tribeca Trib
LEVEL 3. An EVENT SPACE and catering hall for 125 to 150 people will be housed here. The room will have high, timer-beamed ceilings and panoramic views. Rendering: Green Light Architecture / Tribeca Trib
Posted
May. 01, 2013

By Memorial Day of next year, the historic Pier A, vacant since 1992, will become a dining destination, and open to the public for the first time in its 127-year history. The pier’s restoration, now estimated to cost $36 million, was stalled for years before being taken over by the Battery Park City Authority in 2008. The Poulakakos family signed a 25-year lease on the pier to build and operate several restaurants and bars with its joint venture partner, the Dermot Company. Last month, the companies revealed their plans for the restored landmark.