United may not have a Polaris Lounge yet at Newark’s Liberty International Airport, but it now has an invitation-only restaurant called Classified. Do you have access?
I don’t. You can input your MileagePlus number and last name at the address above. Most will recevie this message–
Yes, a tad ironic that you can bolster your chances of an invite by adding yourself to the mailing list.
It is all just a gimmick? Well, limey1K on Flyertalk posted the following pictures–
Curious about the menu? The full menu is here.
United’s Terminal C at Newark is run by OTG, a group that has transformed the dreary terminal into a great collection of restaurants and bars. I appreciate the new restaurants and the menu actually looks very good.
Earlier this year I tried Saison, a French bistro / steakhouse also in Terminal C.
Prices are not cheap, but I found the quality of the food to be exceptional.
If the food at Classified is this good, I do think many will pay. At the same time, once the Polaris Lounge opens, premium longhaul passengers will likely opt for the “free” lounge over spending $150+ at a restaurant, especially with food onboard.
Some people complain that a restaurant with iPad menus can never be a fancy restaurant, but I like the concept of quickly ordering and being able to settle the bill quickly without having to chase down a waiter.
So how about you? Would you drop money on an airport restaurant like you would for a nice restaurant in the city? Would you be willing to eat at Classified?