Two-time James Beard semifinalist Sam Fox has signed the lease for a New York City space to house his True Food Kitchen restaurant.
Fox, a winner of the Richard Melman Award who has been ranked one of the most powerful people in the industry, will open True Food Kitchen in the highly anticipated restaurant row of Brookfield Place.
The 7,566 s/f space will spread over two stories and have an outdoor, covered patio on the ground floor, neighboring the northeast retail entrance and adjacent to chef Jose Garces’ restaurant Amada. It is expected to open in early fall 2016.
“True Food Kitchen is the real thing. They are the pioneers of the local seasonal menu brought to the masses,” said Michael Goldban, senior vice president of retail leasing at Brookfield Property Partners. “It has become a veritable institution in Santa Monica and in Scottsdale and we feel that New Yorkers will embrace them with gusto.”
True Food Kitchen is one of the most popular brands in Fox’s 15-concept portfolio. The chef worked with health and lifestyle guru Dr. Andrew Weil to create the menu, which is inspired by Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, and features clean, nutritious items including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
“The focus on delicious food that happens to be incredibly healthy is the reason True Food Kitchen has become a local favorite everywhere it has opened,” said Fox, founder of Fox Restaurant Concepts.
“This New York City location is important to us because it’s in a neighborhood filled with active, health-minded people. The deal has been in the works for awhile, and we’re thrilled to announce we’ll be joining Brookfield Place’s restaurant row.”
Pryor Cashman attorneys Ronald B. Kremnitzer and Benjamin J. Teig represented True Food Kitchen in signing a lease for its first New York restaurant location.