Dumbo’s Time Out Market to reopen May 27 with almost a dozen restaurants

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Time Out Market in Dumbo.
Nicole Fara Silver

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Hungry Brooklynites looking for grub in Dumbo are in luck, as the famed Time Out Market will reopen its doors on May 27 after a nearly six-month pandemic pause — offering a lineup of almost a dozen eateries at its Water Street warehouse. 

“Time Out Market New York’s award-winning chefs, restaurateurs and cultural luminaries harmonize the heart, creativity and flavor of the city under one roof,” Time Out’s chief marketing officer Sumindi Peiris said in a Monday announcement. “We look to give our guests—who have a higher appreciation for social activities and entertainment—an engaging experience to further their culinary journeys.”

The market, operated by its namesake British magazine, Time Out, will launch just ahead of Memorial Day weekend with 11 restaurants hand-picked by the publication’s editorial staff.

The selection includes newcomers like Manhattan ice cream purveyors Sugar Hill Creamery, Brooklyn artisanal pizza joint Fornino, Thai food hawker Wayla, and stacked sandwiches by Tiki Chick.

Returning food options include mostly outposts of restaurants from the distant isle, such as Indian restaurant Chote Miya, Southern-style comfort food Jacob’s Pickles, brunch bistro Clinton St. Baking Company, and Felice Pasta Bar.

Mr. Taka, a Ramen restaurant in the Big Apple, will open some time this summer, according to the Market.

The slate is slightly more than half the 21-restaurant offering Time Out had when it first opened in the old industrial building between Dock and Main streets in 2019.

Time Out Market closed its doors in December amid a drop in business due to COVID-19 worries and government health restrictions, but announced its comeback earlier this month following Gov. Andrew Cuomo declaring bars and restaurants can open at full capacity starting May 19.

This time around, the waterfront grub emporium will also offer live performances for diners to enjoy, such as alt-country singer Queen Esther, shows by theater troupe Coney Island USA, or a celebration of Brooklyn beers at its Love Local Brews Bar.

Visitors can dig into their food indoors or al fresco with great riverfront views on the space’s rooftop terrace or at outside seating next to Brooklyn Bridge Park. 

Time Out Market [55 Water St., between Main and Dock streets in Dumbo, www.timeoutmarket.com/newyork/, 917-810-4855]. Opens Thursday, May 27. Opening times are Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 11 am–10 pm; Friday and Saturday 9 am–3 pm. Clinton St. Baking Company opens Wednesday–Friday 9 am–3 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8 am–4 pm.