Restaurant Week is always one for the books, so finding the perfect place to celebrate can be tricky. Now you’ll have more to choose from than ever before as Dumbo's Time Out Market New York signs on to join in the city’s favorite culinary tradition for the first time.
Time Out Market is the world's first editorially curated food and cultural Market, bringing a city's best chefs, restaurateurs, and unique cultural experiences together under one roof.
From cooking classes with top chefs to installations from local artists and live entertainment, Time Out Market captures and celebrates the soul of the city.
Ditch the extremely long lines and reservation hassle from the usual restaurant week hype and enjoy the great deals at Time Out Market instead.
TOMNY is in fact the only food hall to participate in the 2022 edition of NYC Restaurant Week, and even more notably, the first-ever food hall to join in the event’s 30-year history!
At the immersive Time Out Market New York, not only will you be getting delicious, plated food options from some of New York City’s favorite eateries, but you will be enjoying it with breathtaking city views to boot.
Keep reading to get a taste of all the TOMNY food vendors participating in this year’s Restaurant Week!
The man behind Jacob’s Pickles is admired citywide for his commitment to delectable comfort food. After setting up his eponymous shop in 2011, Jacob Hadjigeorgis was at it again in 2016 when he opened Maison Pickle. Then came Tiki Chick in 2020, which serves crispy fried chicken sandwiches and frozen drinks to crowds who just can’t get enough of what’s become an Upper West Side mini-empire known as Pickle Hospitality. Like Jacob’s Pickles before it, this is Tiki Chick’s first formal foray into Brooklyn.
Ess-a-Bagel has been a Manhattan staple since 1976, and local love for the family-owned business radiates throughout all of the five boroughs. Now, it's expertly rolled, boiled, and baked beauties are available in Brooklyn. Choose your own adventure with a doughy, fluffy everything, pumpernickel or cinnamon raisin bagel, and schmear it with all manner of decadent cream cheese options. Or, leave it to the experts and choose a sandwich from their curated menu of NYC faves.
If there’s such a thing as a celebrity butcher, Pat LaFrieda, whose name is on more great menus than Benedict and his eggs, is it. From the vaunted Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern to the Shake Shack patties, the local purveyor rules the country as the undisputed king of meat. Chefs, butchers, and customers alike get their red-meat fix with a mouth-watering array of premium prime cuts. On the fifth-floor rooftop, the Brooklyn native is serving his own signature selections of meat featured in superb cheesesteaks, burgers, and “the world’s greatest hot dog.”
If there is an Iron Throne of New York’s Mexican cuisine, this Stark has a claim to it. In this city we adore our taquerias and Mexican food trucks, though, for many of us, the first time we picked up a refined taco off elegant dishware was at an Ivy Stark restaurant—and we’ve been chasing the dragon ever since. Stark brings the élan she perfected at Dos Caminos and Rosa Mexicano to her signature Time Out Market eatery serving elevated Mexican favorites. The dishes are so shareable they’re guaranteed to make you new friends at a communal table.
When Jacob’s Pickles opened on the Upper West Side in 2011, it was one of the first truly cool restaurants in a neighborhood better known for its sleepy dining scene than hip eateries and bars. The back-to-basics menu was one we could get behind (goodbye, stale chicken wings, and greasy fries). The Southern-focused spot specializes in comfort foods: Nashville hot chicken, biscuits, mac and cheese, and, of course, pickles. Now you can have a taste of down-home cooking, punctuated with a fried Oreo for dessert, from the comfort of Brooklyn.
Chef Takatoshi Nagara and Takayuki Watanabe opened Mr. Taka Ramen in New York’s Lower East Side in 2015 with no shortage of rave reviews. The restaurant is the result of a long-standing childhood friendship, many years of research and travel across Japan, and an unparalleled pedigree when it comes to ramen cuisine, earning a coveted spot on Michelin’s Bib Gourmand list. While lines continue to form outside of the much-lauded Lower East Side outpost, we keep joining the queue, even in the dead of winter. Guests can expect favorites such as the Miso Ramen with chicken and bonito fish broth, wavy flat flour noodles, sliced pork belly, ground pork, scallions, bean sprouts, chives, cilantro and the Taka’s Vegan in a vegetable broth with soy milk, wavy flat flour noodles, avocado, zucchini, tomato, mushrooms, tofu, leeks, and scallions.
The Migrant Kitchen’s ongoing residency at Time Out Market New York is actually a pop-up of a pop-up presently operating on Stone Street. It’s an ongoing initiative led by Nasser Jaber and his business partner Dan Dorado. While Dorado was working as the chef de cuisine at Ilili, a Lebanese restaurant in Nomad, Jaber had been running his own place on the Lower East Side, where his refugee dinner program ultimately fed thousands and garnered international attention. All of the dishes sold at their Time Out Market location will amount to a meal in need for every $12 spent. Stop by to sample expertly prepared Arab-Latino cuisine with dishes like hummus, empanadas, roasted chicken, and slow-roasted lamb.
Throughout the years, SA Hospitality Group has opened Italian-inspired restaurants, serving home-style cooking that has attracted a slick New York scene. But FELICE Pasta Bar in Time Out Market is the team’s first venture into all things Brooklyn. We can’t wait to dig into another round of its reliable Tuscan fare, from the hearty, farm-fresh soup to the heaping plates of fettuccine topped with sumptuous veal ragu bolognese. Eating this food is the next best thing to actually being in Italy, all without having to book a flight out of town.
Wayla was already poised for stardom shortly after first opening its doors on the Lower East Side in 2019, when seemingly everyone in NYC was salivating over its noodle-wrapped meatballs, clamoring for tables and snapping selfies. Even now, years later, prime-time reservations for chef Tom Naumsuwan’s homestyle Thai food still aren’t easy to come by. His attention to ingredients, focus on fresh flavors and market-inspired menus have people filling up Wayla’s tables night after night. Lucky for you, there’s a seat with your name on it right here.
Photography by: Nitzan Rubin