Marcus Samuelsson is opening his first restaurant in Brooklyn. The Red Rooster chef has signed a lease on a 4,000-square-foot waterfront space on the ground floor of a luxury residential tower called the Greenpoint in (where else) Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, Eater NY reports.
Details so far are few. Samuelsson tells the New York Post that he doesn’t yet have the name or food in place, and there’s no timeline on when it will open. But, the restaurant will have outdoor dining and a view of Manhattan across the river.
Samuelsson, whose restaurants have become synonymous with Harlem’s contemporary dining scene, has been on an expansion spree of late. Last month, he opened a Red Rooster in London at the Curtain Hotel, and he’ll debut an as-yet-unnamed restaurant in Newark, New Jersey later this year.
Brooklyn has been the location of choice for a few big names in recent years: Top Chef alum Carla Hall opened Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen last year (now closed temporarily), and TV chef Anne Burrell opened Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge in May. Samuelsson will at least be in good company among his fellow television stars.
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