The long-anticipated Shops at Nanuet held the grand opening on Oct. 10, and Rockland’s new shopping destination is host to a long list of upscale retailers, like Coach, Michael Kors, Sephora and Apple.
Simon Property Group has built the open-air mall with plenty of attractions that extend beyond specialty shops. There are restaurants, a fitness center, movie theater and grocery store.
Here are the spots in the Shops at Nanuet for grabbing a bite or drink.
Opening this month
Fairway Market: Rockland’s first Fairway Market will be similar to the chain’s other locations, with more than 600 artisanal cheeses, hundreds of olive oils, a wide variety of imported foods and an on-site cafe with seats for 75. www.fairwaymarket.com.
CUPS Frozen Yogurt: Nonfat frozen yogurt with flavors like honey lavender, apple pie, pumpkin and blueberry acai. Colorful and quirky decor, makes you feel like a kid in a candy shop. www.cupsfrozenyogurt.com.
Bonefish Grill: A chain that originated in Florida and specializes in market-fresh fish and other wood-grilled specialties, like filet mignon and Kobe beef burgers. There is a full bar with craft beer, specialty bourbons and cocktails like the Spiked Blackberry Elixir, Blood Orange Paloma, Raspberry Vodka Collins and Classic Sidecar. 845-624-3760, www.bonefishgrill.com.
Teavana: Part tea bar, part tea emporium. Teavana is a retailer that specializes in loose leaf teas, custom tea blends, infusers and kettles. www.teavana.com.
Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar: Gourmet burgers, milkshakes and wine pairings. The restaurant offers a full bar with cocktails, 18 wines by glass and 17 beer selections. www.zinburgernj.com.
Sur la Table: This isn’t a restaurant, but certainly a go-to for any local gourmands. A cooking retail shop with appliances, tools and gadgets for home chefs. There are also cooking classes, held on site in their kitchen. Visit their website for a class schedule. 845-624-3982, www.surlatable.com.
Look for in early 2014
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse: Somewhere between a sports bar and a brew pub, BJ’s offers popular deep dish pizzas, salads, sandwiches, pastas, steaks and baby back ribs. Drink menu includes their own eight regular beers on tap, plus several seasonal beers. There is also a long list of wines and varieties of martinis, margaritas, mojitos and other specialty cocktails. www.bjsbrewhouse.com.
Corner Bakery Cafe: Offering healthful options like specialty breads, hot breakfasts, made-to-order salads, sandwiches, panini and pastas. Also look for a children’s menu, seasonal soups, freshly baked sweets and coffee by Java City and gourmet teas by Mighty Leaf. Corner Bakery promotes conscious eating with specific nutritional information. www.cornerbakerycafe.com.
P.F. Chang’s: Asian-inspired dishes in an upscale, casual setting. There will be a full bar and a seasonal specials menu. www.pfchangs.com.