The First NFT Restaurant to Open in NYC Will Be a Status Venue with a Seafood Aftertaste

NFTs have been steadily rooting into all spheres of life, starting from art and technology to politics, and now, catering. For some, the very concept of an "NFT Restaurant" may sound ridiculous but only unless this venture is not a brainchild from Gary Vaynerchuk and David Rodolitz, the founder and CEO of the VCR Group. 

Flyfish Club (FFC) has burst into the life of Manhattan infospace, claiming itself as the “first NFT restaurant.” Only holders of the Flyfish NFT will have access to the “seafood-inspired” dining club from the VCR Group. FFC members will have unlimited access to a private dining room that will span across 10,000+ square feet in an iconic New York City location. The space will consist of a bustling cocktail lounge, upscale restaurant, intimate omakase room, and outdoor space. The Flyfish NFT restaurant is claimed to open in Q1/Q2 2023.

There are two types of tokens to acquire the FFC membership: Flyfish and Flyfish Omakase. Flyfish tokens give you access to the restaurant space as well as a cocktail lounge. Meanwhile, Flyfish Omakase tokens provide their holders with VIP access to the restaurant, cocktail lounge, and omakase room. 

The FF token primarily cost 2.5 ETH, while FFOs went at 4.25 ETH each. Noteworthy, you can be considered as a Flyfish restaurant member having at least one FF or FFO token in your ETH wallet. The membership tokens can be sold on the secondary market or leased as any regular NFTs. 

In an interview, Rodolitz stated that the membership in the club isn’t just about food or even a superb dining experience. “Social currency is a big part of this,” he said. “People are communicating digitally about what they like and who they are.” Rodolitz likened NFTs to traditional status symbols, like designer handbags, a Swiss watch, or rare sneakers, that people use to show off their social status. “Now we’re looking at LinkedIn, but in five years we’re going to be looking at someone’s digital wallet to see who they are,” he added.