Carpaccio & Bellagio Owners to Open Restaurants at American Dream


American Dream, the 3 million square foot Meadowlands shopping/dining/mall project in East Rutherford (slated to open 2017), has announced that Tom Billante, President of Carpaccio at the Bal Harbour Shops (View Menu), along with partner Alex Kalas, will feature three fine dining and signature restaurants in the property.

Tom Billante, President of Carpaccio said, “We are most inspired by our chefs and staff who have been with us for decades and their passion for our food, service and the customer’s overall dining experience. Our foundation starts with recipes passed down from my mother and her family to which I knew that adding a simple blend of fine, fresh ingredients, paired with the same loving preparation and then finished with the perfect presentation in an elegant and intimate setting would create the exceptional and memorable dining experience that the Carpaccio name has become known for.” Billante added “I am fortunate to have met the Ghermezian family and so strongly believe in their vision that we will be bringing three world-class restaurant concepts to American Dream.”

“We look forward to featuring multiple concepts from the Carpaccio family of restaurants in The Dining Terrace at American Dream. The Dining Terrace will showcase fifteen full-service restaurants in an exciting dining destination complete with a park like setting and patio seating,” Don Ghermezian, President Triple Five.


To create this unique dining space, American Dream has engaged Manhattan-based iCrave – an award-winning industry leader in innovative, high-energy design environments that engage visitors in amazing, trendy and exciting dining experiences.

“The international mix of incredible restaurants at American Dream will provide our guests with an exceptional place for exquisite dining. We are satisfying a real need in this market for a true dining destination by creating a place that will appeal to local residents, those visiting from Manhattan, as well as the millions of tourists visiting from across the nation and around the globe,” said Don Ghermezian, President, Triple Five.

[photo source: Carpaccio]


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