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New dining options at Roosevelt Field

A rendering of the Roosevelt Field's Dining District,

A rendering of the Roosevelt Field's Dining District, for which construction is expected to wrap up in early 2015. Credit: Simon

Roosevelt Field is undergoing a major retail expansion (newcomers will include Neiman Marcus) and the food service is getting an upgrade too. A new Dining District is under construction, scheduled to open in January. The area will occupy what used to be retail space on the mall’s northeast side. It will have about 1,250 seats, as opposed to the current 900, and will feature an outdoor terrace with landscaping. (The current food court, still open, will close when the Dining District debuts.)

The Dining District's counter-service offerings will include offshoots of New York City venues. Among them will be Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, with Southern slow-smoked specialties; The Little Beet, a gluten-free eatery from chef Franklin Becker; Melt Shop, offering “artisanal” grilled cheese sandwiches on freshly baked bread and, finally, Tres Carnes, serving what it terms “authentic Texas smoked Mexican fare.”

Many, but not all, of the current food-court occupants will reopen in the Dining District, as well as some new sit-down casual restaurants, soon to be announced.

Click here to read more about Roosevelt Field's expansion.