NYC's First Private Carbone Restaurant Is Coming
ZZ's Club, which will open in Hudson Yards later this year, will have the restaurant as a members-only restaurant.
During Formula 1 Miami week, Major Food Group held a four-night pop-up event called Carbone Beach, attended by A-listers including LeBron James, Serena and Venus Williams, David Beckham, James Corden and Derek Jeter. Rather than dominating Miami in the last year, Major Food Group's Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi, and Jeff Zalaznick are building their first private club in New York City after expanding to Dallas in the last year.
ZZ's Club, a members-only club to be opened at 35 Hudson Yards later this year, will include the world's first private Carbone restaurant, which is expected to be invitation-only at first.
Zalaznick says, “it will be Carbone’s most elegant and refined version to date. By providing exceptional service, hospitality, and food quality, we hope to set the bar for what a private club can be in New York. I think that it's a great opportunity to do it right here in our hometown.”
Along with classic Carbone dishes such as Caesar alla ZZ, spicy rigatoni vodka, veal Parmesan and meatballs, members will also be able to enjoy Japanese cuisine, as the club also offers a sushi bar, raw bar selection, prized Japanese beef, rare Japanese whiskey, and elaborate cocktails at the ZZ's restaurant.
With a floor area of nearly 25,000 square feet and spanning three floors, the club will have its own entrance on 11th Avenue. A lounge with live performances will also be included in the Ken Fulk-designed space, along with plenty of meeting space and private dining areas.
The company has also noticed a surge in requests for member-only options since opening its first ZZ's Club in Miami's Design District last year. It is expected that the Miami club will also expand soon.
New York and Miami have a deep connection between business and hospitality. In addition to owning the Miami Dolphins, Hudson Yards developer Stephen Ross of Related Companies attended Carbone Beach last weekend as a VIP. A major reason Major Food Group signed this deal was the chance to work with Ross at Hudson Yards.
ZZ’s Club's inspiration comes from London's legendary members-only clubs, which buzz with activity from breakfast to late at night. There is still no word on the pricing for the New York club, but it is likely to be more expensive than other prominent members-only clubs.
Carbone Beach's owner, the same company that is building the luxury tower Major in Miami, knows that top-tier experiences will demand a higher price.