When I first heard of the Plaza Food Hall, I imagined the Food Hall at Harrods; enormous, magical and a food-loverâ€™s paradise.
The Plaza Food Hall by Todd English is more of a hip and casual restaurant that also stocks a few specialty gourmet goods for sale.
Itâ€™s a great place to grab a quick bite; the layout is sort of like a cafeteria or â€˜interactiveâ€™ kitchen if you will, it has eight various cooking stations for dumplings, grill, pizza, sushi, bakery, etc.
The atmosphere is casual with a nice attentive staff, itâ€™s cool to sit and watch the food being prepared.
We had dinner here on our second night in New York; we sat at by the Dumpling Bar and watched mesmerized as the chefs created mouthwatering dishes.
We ordered from the Pizza Bar; flatbreads â€“ Crispy Eggplant and Golden Potato.
Deliciousâ€¦ so good I think I may have overeaten.
The Food Hall which opened last summer is located in the basement of the Plaza Hotel.
The 5400 square foot space seats up to 80, also has take-out options, along with the various merchandise like produce, specialty foods, cookbooks and home-ware.