Marcus at NoHu Rooftop in Weehawken — Photo by Edgar Ballestas/Courtesy: Roseland Residential Trust
By Joshua Burd
A celebrity chef has brought his brand and cuisine to the rooftop restaurant at Roseland Residential Trust’s new waterfront hotel in Weehawken.
The developer and Mack-Cali Realty Corp. subsidiary on Wednesday announced the debut of Marcus at NoHu Rooftop, an offering spearheaded by chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson. The newly minted bar and restaurant is among the latest additions to the EnVue, Autograph Collection hotel, part of the master-planned Port Imperial development surrounding the NY Waterway ferry terminal.
“Roseland’s placemaking success in Port Imperial is mirrored not only in the design of our thoughtfully imagined properties, but also in its attraction of celebrity chefs such as Marcus Samuelsson,” said MaryAnne Gilmartin, Mack-Cali’s board chair and interim CEO. “Our Port Imperial offerings provide more space, state-of-the-art amenity packages, incredible views of both the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, and now, signature culinary experiences.
“When combined with the region’s affordability and convenient transit access for cross-river commuters, Port Imperial is uniquely positioned to meet the demand for the urban-suburban conveniences and lifestyle that renters and hotel guests have been seeking for decades.”
Sitting on a 15,000-square-foot roof deck with views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline, Marcus at NoHu features a menu of seasonally inspired dishes and hand-crafted cocktails, wine and beer, Roseland said. Its mastermind, Samuelsson, is an acclaimed chef, cookbook author, TV personality, philanthropist and food activist behind restaurants such as Red Rooster in Harlem and Marcus B+P in Newark.
He has won multiple James Beard Foundation awards for his work as a chef and as host of PBS’s No Passport Required, his public television series produced with Vox/Eater.
At Port Imperial, a $3 billion, 200-acre neighborhood that goes back more than two decades, Roseland is currently developing two luxury residential projects that are set to open in early 2021. They include RiverHouse 9, a 313-unit building in Weehawken, and The Capstone, a 360-unit building in West New York.
“The people in and around the Port Imperial community are craving new and exciting things to safely enjoy with their loved ones,” said Matthes Metz, general manager at EnVue. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to team up with the powerhouse Chef Marcus Samuelsson to bring our community an amazing new dining offering during this difficult time period.”