Grand Opening – Milk Street Cafe Food Hall

If you’re in the Wall Street area tomorrow, then stop by the newest dining treasure, the Milk Street Cafe Food Hall. Tomorrow morning, June 23rd, there will be a celebration for the official opening of the Milk Street Cafe located at 40 Wall Street, diagonally across from the New York Stock Exchange, with an opening bell ceremony at 10am. New to the neighborhood, the Milk Street Cafe invites you to join them as they officially open the doors of their 8,000 square foot café and 13,000 square foot commissary with complimentary cookies and coffee to be served from 10am-11am.

On June 6th, the Boston-based restaurant and catering company hosted a private preview event to showcase their international specialty counters. At the preview event, guests including the few of us at My Life on and off the Guest List, were treated to guided-tours of the space, interviews with the owner, as well as select hors d’oeuvres based off of the menu like brushetta and risotto, fresh sushi and sashimi, and specialty dessert smoothies like strawberry-banana, vanilla bean, and mocha espresso.

“Thanks to a 15,000 square foot kitchen, all food will be freshly prepared on-site daily for each of the various food stations, which will include: a barista station, made-to-order breakfasts, made-from-scratch breads, desserts and pastries, pasta bar, Asian specialties, sushi bar, two create-your-own salad bars (one vegetarian, one not), homemade soups, a grill, a rotisserie and a carving station. The diverse menu is the brainchild of Executive Chef, Steven Mettle. It’s unique for an upscale fast-casual restaurant like this to have such premiere executive chef at this level of culinary expertise – and it shows in the presentation and execution of every dish.”

According to the restaurant’s owner, Marc Epstein (see photo below), it’s all about the customer experience at Milk Street.

Keeping that in mind, the space will introduce all kinds of innovations such as Produce Soak Sinks (they will be the first in NYC to install a sophisticated whirlpool system for cleaning fruits and vegetables), Flat Technology tables (making it the first NYC restaurant to use this new invention from Australia), Line Busters (a hand held checkout system to speed-up the payment process for those using credit cards), and a website that will allow customers to sort by dietary needs (ie: if a customer is vegan, it will automatically eliminate all non-vegan items from the menu).

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