New York City Restaurant's with chef's table
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Restaurants and City Guides
Asked by: csny-ga
List Price: $25.00
05 Jan 2004 17:55 PST
Expires: 04 Feb 2004 17:55 PST
Question ID: 293498
I'm looking for a list of the better NYC restaurants that have a table in the kitchen (sometimes called a 'chef's table'). Zagat's does have 'chef's table' as a search category but they only have 6 restaurant's over a 20 rating listed. I'm pretty certain there are others.
Re: New York City Restaurant's with chef's table
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 08 Jan 2004 03:40 PST
csny, This was very fascinating to research, even if the is difficult to find. I would recommend asking each restaurant you contact if they know of other restaurants with chef's tables. It would be great if you would post back any new additions you find --to make this list as complete as possible. I'll post all I find as well. 1) Restaurant Daniel 60 East 65th Street New York, NY 10021 (212) 288-0033 ...by far the most exclusive, read: expensive... chef's table experience in New York. Read the linked article to get all the details of just how exclusive this is: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m3190/24_37/103672412/p1/article.jhtml ..."Daniel Boulud and his exclusive chef's table, Restaurant Daniel itself does everything in its power to keep that amenity a secret. It's more frequently used as a personal kitchen for Boulud and his family, who live above the restaurant on East 65th Street at Park Avenue. Called the "Sky Box" because the chefs table is actually a glass-enclosed dining mezzanine that overlooks the main kitchen, the space is used by outsiders on rare occasions, according to Georgette Farkas, Boulud's spokeswoman and personal assistant..." 2) Le Bernardin 155 W 51st St New York, NY 10019 (212) 554-1515 http://www.le-bernardin.com/ ..."is the only New York four star restaurant that has maintained its status of excellence for more than 10 years..." 3) Jean George 1 Central Park West New York NY 10023 (212) 299-3900 http://jean-georges.com/ There are several other restaurants owned by Jean George, ask about chef's tables at those as well... 4) Rocco?s on 22nd Street 12 East 22nd Street (22nd and Broadway) New York, NY (212) 353-0500 http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/food/reviews/restaurant/n_9015/ This is the reasaurant that found fame in the reality TV show: The Restuarant. 5) Pico 349 Greenwich Street (TriBeCa) - (btwn. Harrison St. & West Broadway) New York, NY (212) 343-0700; http://www.picorestaurant.com/ (although domain is registered, site is down) ..."Chef John Villa (Boathouse Cafe, Judson Grill) has been scouting Portugal for culinary inspiration, which leads us to speculate that there might be some caldo verde in TriBeCa's near future. Architecturally sensitive remodeling will retain the old Bazzini nut-and-candy factory's landmarked fašade and cast-iron pillars while making way for a chef's table off the kitchen and a private dining room downstairs..." 6) Ducasse's Mix 68 West 58th Street New York, NY (212) 583-0300 http://www.souvenirsfromtheearth.com/events_ducasse.htm The Mix is the newest Alain Ducasse restaurant in New York. 7) Rocco's 22nd Street 12 East 22nd Street New York, New York 10010 (212) 353-0500 http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m3190/35_34/65077390/p1/article.jhtml http://www.nbc.com/The_Restaurant/ ..."Rocca Mare will be able to accommodate about 150 diners plus another 18 at the chef's table. It is located off the newly refurbished main lobby of the resort's elegant Cloister Inn, is being designed by acclaimed New York architect David Rockwell. The hotel is investing about $3 million in the new restaurant space..." 8) The Mercer Hotel 147 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012 (212) 966-6060 Not _exactly_ what you are looking for, but a tantalizing, unique and old-school experience worthy of the mention... Be sure to read this article first: http://www.iht.com/IHT/FASH/98/sz033198.html ..."With the opening of The Mercer in downtown Manhattan, the SoHo loft has reached its Zen. The chic serenity of the new small-scale hotel is drawing a stylish crowd even before the room service is running and with the eat-in-the-kitchen restaurant still under construction..." I hope pafalafa-ga is able to give you more that aren't duplicates... ~~Cynthia Search terms used at Google: "chef's table" "new york" "chef's table" "new york" restaurant "table in the kitchen" "new york" "table in the kitchen" "new york" restaurant "in the kitchen" dine/dining "new york" "dine in the kitchen" "New York"
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Re: New York City Restaurant's with chef's table
From: pafalafa-ga on 08 Jan 2004 06:34 PST
Hello csny, As a once and always New Yorker (even though I now live in DC), I envy you your list of possibilities that Zagat's and cynthia-ga have so ably provided. Here are a few more I uncovered in my search. The January 28, 2002 issue of the NY Law Journal ran an article on how to best fete a new partner, "Private Dining Rooms Take Many Forms", with a pretty good list of chef's tables. I've included below several on cynthia or your lists if there was a description worth repeating, and also included some new ones not yet mentioned: Park Avenue Cafe, the chef table is actually in the center of the kitchen Seats eight to 10. 100 East 63rd St., (212) 644-1900 ...the "fishbowl" at Alain Ducasse New York. This secluded private room, with a glass wall looking onto the kitchen, has as its centerpiece a massive black granite table. Your group will be surrounded by Alain Ducasse's private collection of books and antiques, and you can watch the cooks work on their 3,000-pound Molteni stoves, imported from France. The kitchen, designed by Paul Valet, is ultra-modern, with incredible technology (magnetic induction, vacuum-packing, and more), all illuminated by fiber optics. Seats eight to 10... ...Perhaps the most elaborate and interactive in-kitchen dining experience is at Lespinasse...your guests are free to roam around and chat with the cooks. One of the world's most memorable dining experiences, for up to 20 special guests. Ask for Jean-Philippe. St. Regis Hotel, 2 East 55th St., (212) 339-6719. Le Cirque 2000 has a semi-circular banquette in its kitchen that accommodates just four or five people...Le Cirque, New York Palace Hotel, 455 Madison Avenue, (212) 303-7788 smaller still is the nearly impossible-to-book "skybox" at Restaurant Daniel...group of no more than three dine in this private space Restaurant Daniel, 60 East 65th St., (212) 288-0033. ---------- The New York Post ran a December 1, 2002 article, "PRIVATE PARTIES : A GUIDE TO NEW YORK'S BEST CLOISTERED DINING ROOMS" that mentions a "chef's table" but doesn't really descirbe whether it's actually in the kitche: Il Buco: 47 Bond St. at the Bowery, (212) 533-1932. The room in the downstairs wine cellar seats up to 25 people and costs $2,000 to $3,000, which includes Italian Mediterranean food and wine. The upstairs chef's table room costs $1,000 to $2,000. ========== Enjoy!!!
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