Old Farm, New Table

Premier Private Event Space in Grand Central Terminal
Quality and Uniqueness in
the center of NYC

Hours and Location

Grand Central Terminal

Vanderbilt Hall

89 E 42nd St
New York, NY 10017



Monday – Friday

Event Space Tours: 12PM – 7PM

Saturday – Sunday



Our Menu

Taking culinary inspiration from the exquisite tastes of the Gilded Age, the menu at Cornelius puts a modern twist on familiar favorites. Focused on wine-inspired, globally-influenced, and locally-sourced cuisine, Cornelius serves farm to table fare in the grandeur of Grand Central Terminal.


Zach Bondy

A New York native, Chef Zach Bondy developed his love of food watching his grandmother make brisket and gefilte fish in her Pittsburgh, PA kitchen. He began his career at the Black Point Inn in Portland, Maine before working under David Burke and Laurent Tourondel and moving between New York City, Washington DC and New Orleans. His time in New Orleans especially deepened his appreciation of a variety of cuisines, from working at Mopho to trying local spots like Peche Seafood Grill. He looks forward to bringing his passion and experience to Cornelius.

Elevated Private Events

Company Events
Our new layout will more easily accommodate corporate meetings and presentations and will become a singular space of convenience and elegance in the Grand Central area.

Private Shows
Reservations for parties of 15 or more are required. Contact us for large group reservations at any time during operating hours.

Cornelius at Grand Central

Cornelius Restaurant at Grand Central pays homage to the industrious American business icon Cornelius Vanderbilt. Nicknamed “the Commodore” and best known for his hard work ethic and competitive business tactics, Vanderbilt came from humble beginnings and grew into a titan of the shipping and railroad industries. A key player in the construction of Grand Central Terminal’s predecessor Grand Central Depot which opened in 1871, Vanderbilt’s vision for midtown Manhattan is alive and well in this illustrious space.

Host a private event with us

Host your next event at Cornelius in Grand Central. With delectable culinary creations in a beautiful and historic space, Cornelius offers everything you need to make your next private event an unforgettable experience.