Danny Meyer


Tweet of the Week: Setting the Table with OpenTable

We were thrilled to host hospitality expert and restaurateur Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group last week. Mr. Meyer, an OpenTable board member, is the author of Setting the Table, a book that has quickly become the industry guidebook for restaurant professionals. It was a happy coincidence, then, that restaurateur Alex Wrethman of Charlotte’s [...]

Congratulations! 2013 James Beard Award Winners

Last night, the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world, were held in New York City. New York OpenTable team members Vince Chiaramonte, Mark Cornell, Samantha Cleaves, Alicia Gomes, Brian Maiorana, and Matt Touron were on hand to cheer on the nominees. You can peep a few pics below [...]

10 Things You Need to Know About Top Chef Seattle Episode 11

This season has been supremely frustrating, from the appearance of the grating and gangly CJ to the non-cancellation of The Josie Show, but this episode is really the sour cherry atop all of that. Don’t get me wrong; it was so satisfying to see Sheldon shine, but if you were on Twitter and following the [...]

10 Things You Need to Know About Top Chef Seattle Episode 10

This week’s episode featured one very hokey QFC — but a much cooler EC! In a precursor to restaurant wars, the cheftestants were asked to cook a dish that would represent their concept. I love this as it lets chefs cook their own food so that we can get to know them better.  1. Josie [...]

Cakeage Fees Explained; Licenses Not Music to Restaurant Owners’ Ears; Kids Under 18 Banned at Restaurant; Insects Are Sustainable, But Are They Tasty?

* Cakeage fees are climbing down under. To $10! As you may have guessed, diners aren’t happy. [Sydney Morning Herald] * Please don’t stop the music. Although, it might be cheaper if restaurants did just that. [WRAL] * Tweeting out. How social media is serving restaurants. [Sacramento Press] * Much depends on dinner. Which is [...]

The End of Farm-to-Table; Moms to Take Back Grilled Cheese from Restaurants; A Day in the Busy Life of Danny Meyer; Babies Are Diners, Too; Hef Planks at Dinner

Dining and food news you need to know… * And you don’t stop. At least not if you’re restaurateur Danny Meyer. Be warned: Just reading about everything he does will make you feel tired. And also, wildly under-accomplished. [The New York Times] * Awww, shucks. Friday is National Oyster Day. [The Street] * Invasion of [...]

‘The Restaurateur’ Danny Meyer Is Ready for His Close Up

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to open a restaurant in Manhattan? How about two — at once? Wonder no more. Eater reports that a new documentary about Danny Meyer, one of New York’s most esteemed and successful restaurateurs, is about to hit the big screen. Thanks to The Restaurateur, for the first time, you [...]

Well-Reviewed: Bouchon Earns a Rave; Danny Meyer’s Maialino Can’t Miss; and More.

Recent reviews around the nation… * Critic Tom Sietsema heads to the Hill for a meal at Bistro Cacao. [The Washington Post] * S. Irene Virbila welcomes Thomas Keller’s Bouchon with open arms and three shiny stars. [Los Angeles Times] * Minneapolis’s answer to Jean-Georges scores another hit with D’Amico Kitchen, according to Rick Nelson. [...]

New Year’s Eve in New York City: Decadence at the End of the Decade

December 31, 2009 isn’t just the last day of the year, it’s the last day of the decade — so, you “aught” to celebrate in style! If you find yourself flush with a bit of extra cash after the gift-giving holidays have passed, you can ring in the new year (and decade) in a number [...]