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adambrau Aug 21, 17 4:57 pm

New Invitation-only restaurant "Classified" at EWR.
 
Reserve your CLASSIFIED table.

We're pleased to welcome you to dine at CLASSIFIED, an invitation-only, contemporary restaurant at Newark Airport.

The creators of CLASSIFIED have created a bright and airy dining space that's hidden away for those lucky enough to get an invitation. On the cutting edge of airport dining, CLASSIFIED offers a menu that's inspired by upscale American cuisine with seasonal ingredients and tableside service. We're offering reservations to select United® customers only, and we want to make sure you're at the top of the list. Reserve a table today to experience this unique, new restaurant that's the first of its kind.

There is a link to click to book connected to a specific reservation. Interesting.

MSPeconomist Aug 21, 17 5:07 pm

Restaurant would mean that the customer pays, yes? So it's not a substitute for restaurants within the lounge for IFC passengers as an option to eat in the airport rather than on board.

dkc715 Aug 21, 17 5:14 pm

Same annoying impersonal ordering system as found throughout T-C. There is a reason nicer restaurants don't install electronic ordering at tables. Premium customers don't really want to look at (or touch or scroll) a dirty Ipad over a $45 steak dinner.

From the pictures, it appears they found some awkward space to stick some chairs and tables.

Get rid of the IPads and credit card readers, substitute professional restaurant staff and this would be a really nice enhancement before a red eye to Europe.

JVPhoto Aug 21, 17 5:28 pm


Originally Posted by dkc715 (Post 28718646)
Same annoying impersonal ordering system as found throughout T-C. There is a reason nicer restaurants don't install electronic ordering at tables. Premium customers don't really want to look (or touch or scroll) a dirty Ipad over a $45 steak dinner.

From the pictures, it appears they found some awkward space to stick some chairs and tables.

Get rid of the IPads and credit card readers, substitute professional restaurant staff and this would be a really nice enhancement before a red eye to Europe.

Really? Well as a 34 year old who has checked a fair amount of Michelin stars off his list I personally don't care. I'm at an airport and I'd rather see a photo menu and scroll vs having someone hover over me. I also like at EWR paying at order so you can take off when you want.
Remember the next wave of elites are going to be tech oriented milenials.

notquiteaff Aug 21, 17 5:37 pm


Originally Posted by JVPhoto (Post 28718681)
Really? Well as a 34 year old who has checked a fair amount of Michelin stars off his list I personally don't care. I'm at an airport and I'd rather see a photo menu and scroll vs having someone hover over me. I also like at EWR paying at order so you can take off when you want.
Remember the next wave of elites are going to be tech oriented milenials.

That seems to be similar to the approach to ordering and paying that Applebee's has chosen. Seems like they aren't doing too well. Hope the EWR restaurant has better food.

(haven't flown through EWR in years; how does "paying at order" work for tipping? I hate having to guess how good the service will be when paying upfront for a meal)

mduell Aug 21, 17 5:37 pm


Originally Posted by dkc715 (Post 28718646)
Same annoying impersonal ordering system as found throughout T-C. There is a reason nicer restaurants don't install electronic ordering at tables. Premium customers don't really want to look at (or touch or scroll) a dirty Ipad over a $45 steak dinner.

At EWR, I'd really rather avoid human contact. A robot delivering the food would be a big plus.

LordHamster Aug 21, 17 5:38 pm

#NoThanks

MSPeconomist Aug 21, 17 5:40 pm


Originally Posted by JVPhoto (Post 28718681)
Really? Well as a 34 year old who has checked a fair amount of Michelin stars off his list I personally don't care. I'm at an airport and I'd rather see a photo menu and scroll vs having someone hover over me. I also like at EWR paying at order so you can take off when you want.
Remember the next wave of elites are going to be tech oriented milenials.

What happens when you pay in advance, the food doesn't arrive for a long time, and your flight is departing?

Nicoolio Aug 21, 17 5:41 pm

any link or more details, pictures?

PaulInTheSky Aug 21, 17 5:42 pm


Originally Posted by adambrau (Post 28718607)
Reserve your CLASSIFIED table.

We're pleased to welcome you to dine at CLASSIFIED, an invitation-only, contemporary restaurant at Newark Airport.

The creators of CLASSIFIED have created a bright and airy dining space that's hidden away for those lucky enough to get an invitation. On the cutting edge of airport dining, CLASSIFIED offers a menu that's inspired by upscale American cuisine with seasonal ingredients and tableside service. We're offering reservations to select United® customers only, and we want to make sure you're at the top of the list. Reserve a table today to experience this unique, new restaurant that's the first of its kind.

There is a link to click to book connected to a specific reservation. Interesting.

Feels like it must be at least GS, INTL Premium, PJ, PF, or close to full fare passengers. Probably not just upgraders, but if they really have the restaurant big enough, then it's a good to take a look.

flyerbaby19 Aug 21, 17 5:47 pm


Originally Posted by dkc715 (Post 28718646)
Same annoying impersonal ordering system as found throughout T-C. There is a reason nicer restaurants don't install electronic ordering at tables. Premium customers don't really want to look at (or touch or scroll) a dirty Ipad over a $45 steak dinner.

From the pictures, it appears they found some awkward space to stick some chairs and tables.

Get rid of the IPads and credit card readers, substitute professional restaurant staff and this would be a really nice enhancement before a red eye to Europe.

I completely disagree. When I'm at a restaurant looking at a menu waiting for a waiter, I just think, why can't I click the menu and my food will show up.

MostlyUA Aug 21, 17 5:47 pm

Can you post the link to the restaurant site?

adambrau Aug 21, 17 5:56 pm

That is all the information the email contained. I did a search on Google and there was some old info which may or may not be correct. A few references to Marc Forgione. Can't confirm however. Anyone else been?

MSPeconomist Aug 21, 17 5:58 pm

Surely they show you the menu and prices before expecting a commitment?

dkc715 Aug 21, 17 6:01 pm


Originally Posted by flyerbaby19 (Post 28718736)
I completely disagree. When I'm at a restaurant looking at a menu waiting for a waiter, I just think, why can't I click the menu and my food will show up.

In ten years you may have your way. But can you name any nice restaurants that have installed ipads in your face, before dining on an expensive dinner? McDonald's......absolutely. But UA is marketing (and pricing) this dining experience as high end. If customers really wanted to order off of IPads, there would be tons of NYC restaurants doing this. Think of the labor savings. Maybe some day.

I think I saw only 36 seats. So I suspect the restaurant will be full even with the electronic ordering.


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