Reed Travel Features
NEW YORK -- After a $25 million renovation, Windows on the World
reopened with a new menu, new venues and the same incredible views
Located on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center, the
landmark restaurant, which opened originally in 1976, had been
closed since the bombing of the tower in February 1993.
Joseph Baum, the restaurateur who headed the original Windows,
and his creative team were selected by the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey to redevelop and operate the new establishment
During its two-year renovation, three venues were created to
showcase the 50-mile views: Windows on the World -- The Restaurant;
The Greatest Bar on Earth, and Cellar in the Sky.
The main restaurant seats 240, and every table in the tiered
room offers a view stretching uptown and beyond.
A la carte menu items include lobster in green sauce atop white
clam risotto; squab roasted in a crust of salt, and whole roasted
The Greatest Bar on Earth actually features three bars, lounge
areas (including a cigar lounge), and a view facing southeast.
Lighter Japanese fare is served at each bar in addition to a
Wines are paired with each course served in the Cellar in the
Sky, an intimate space highlighted by a 50,000-bottle wine
Private catering rooms also are available on both the 106th and
The famed restaurant is working with tour wholesalers and
operators to create packages that will feature dinner at the
Packages for groups are in the planning stages for this
For additional information on future group packages agents
should call the travel and tours sales office at (212)
To contact Windows on the World, call (212) 524-7000.