3 years and 18 million dollars later, Harry and Peter Poulakakos have opened their massive 28,000-square-foot Harbor House restaurant complex inside of Pier A at Battery Park. The prolific restaurateurs have 10 projects below Chambers Street including the James Joyce homage Ulysses Folk House and the Irish gang-themed Dead Rabbit.
They took control of this run-down landmark back in 2011 with plans to open a multi-level restaurant, complete with private dining rooms, picnic tables, and everything in between.
“In keeping with the nautical theme, we’ve decorated the bar with all these gauges,” Mr. Poulakakos said of the circular gadgets overhead, vestiges of the building’s past lives. “They don’t work, but they’re interesting anyway.”