CHEF DAN KLUGER TO OPEN NEW RESTAURANT THIS FALL IN GREENWICH VILLAGE

We are thrilled to announce that MLC is working with acclaimed chef Dan Kluger, formerly the Executive Chef of ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina - and share with you news regarding Dan's first solo restaurant, opening in NYC in late fall 2015.

Located at 21-23 West 8th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village, the highly anticipated restaurant (still unnamed) marks the return of Kluger’s beloved seasonal cooking, using the very best ingredients from small farms and purveyors, local whenever possible. The new space is undergoing a complete transformation.

Please see below for a press release with more details, and let me know if you have any questions or requests.

Thank you!
Kendra Borowski
kendra@mlc-pr.com

CHEF DAN KLUGER TO OPEN NEW RESTAURANT THIS FALL IN GREENWICH VILLAGE

First Solo Venture of the Award-Winning Former Executive Chef of ABC Kitchen, Marking Return of Kluger’s Beloved Seasonal Cooking
New York, NY – June 23rd, 2015 – Chef Dan Kluger, formerly the Executive Chef of ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina, today announced that he will be opening a new restaurant – his first solo venture – in Greenwich Village this fall. Still unnamed, the restaurant will be located at 21-23 West 8th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues in the heart of the Village.

The new restaurant will feature Chef Kluger's simple and flavorful seasonal American cooking, sourcing the very best ingredients from small farms and purveyors, local whenever possible. The menu will include small and larger, shareable plates, with a focus on the wood-burning grill and oven. A thoughtful selection of wines by the glass and bottle will be offered, along with craft cocktails, both classic and modern.

The space is undergoing a complete transformation, featuring casual yet elegant décor that will be at the same time modern, comfortable and stylish. Warm, thoughtful hospitality and a festive atmosphere will be at the heart of the dining experience. In addition to the beautiful and welcoming dining room and bar, the restaurant will include private dining spaces.

A born and bred New Yorker, Chef Kluger has worked in some of the city’s top restaurants and trained alongside its most revered chefs. He first rose to culinary prominence as the opening Executive Chef of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's ABC Kitchen in 2010. Under Dan’s stewardship, the restaurant became one of the city’s most acclaimed and beloved restaurants and received numerous accolades including the 2011 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant, along with rave reviews from The New York Times, New York Magazine and several others; during that time Dan was also honored as Food & Wine’s Best New Chef 2012. Following the success of ABC Kitchen, in 2013, he opened ABC Cocina, leading both restaurants as Executive Chef. In 2014, Dan was nominated for the James Beard Award for Best Chef New York City. Before ABC, Dan worked alongside Tom Colicchio as the Executive Chef of the Core Club. He began his career with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, first at Union Square Cafe, and then Tabla where he joined pioneering Chef Floyd Cardoz on the opening team, cooking there for seven years, ultimately becoming the restaurant’s first Chef de Cuisine.

The restaurant is set on one of Greenwich Village’s most bustling and historical streets. Beginning as farmland, 8th Street evolved to become the city’s social center, cultural main street and downtown thoroughfare in the 1840s, then the heart of a burgeoning arts scene in the early 1900s (home to the original Whitney Museum), the beatnik Village lifeline in the 1960s and '70s, and a busy shopping destination in the '80s and '90s. Today, 8th Street is undergoing yet another real estate and culinary renaissance.

Chef Kluger’s partner in his new venture is TOMS Hospitality LLC which is a New York-based fine dining restaurant group – renowned restaurants include Eleven Madison Park, The Nomad, Nomad Bar, Shuko, Charlie Bird, and East Hampton’s Highway Restaurant and Bar.

Contact 

Media contact:
Kendra Borowski, Michelle Lehmann Communications
Kendra@mlc-pr.com, 347-228-3822