5 Restaurateurs to Learn from in New York City

New York isn’t only known as the fashion capital of the world. It’s also a place to find delicious food of all varieties. While it’s easy to go on and on about generous list of foods and their cultural influence, let’s shift our focus to the geniuses behind it all. Today’s post will highlight restaurateurs in New York who make the flavorful cuisines and satisfying service possible.

Marc Murphy of Benchmarc

Labeled as Celebrity Chef, Mar Murphy has made quite a name for himself in New York. When he’s not starring as a judge on Food Network’s Chopped, his empire keeps him busy. He’s been chef and owner of Benchmarc Restaurants and Benchmarc Events. Under the Benchmarc Restaurants name falls a long list of eateries, mostly in the New York and Florida area including his original Landmarc.

Marc’s wide range of culinary experience in Europe and New York has given him the skills to develop restaurants in high demand and inspired by European cuisine. He’s worked his way up to become one of the top chefs of his kind. Outside of cooking, making guest appearances, and running his catering business, Marc also gives back through the Share our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

Restaurateur, John Kosolcharoen

This man’s life doesn’t stop at business. John Kosolcharoen has many dealings in the restaurant business, including partnerships with top restaurateurs. Though not the chef, Kosolcharoen seems to be in tune with what customers want from service and food. He’s taken spots like The Box Tree and turned them from weak in pulse to vibrant and booming like never before. John Kosolcharoen is an investor who has his hands in many projects.

John Kosolcharoen is also in collaboration with owners of top Restaurants. After your meals, you can enjoy a few drink and work off the calories while dancing to live music. Daily Provisions is a casual dining joint still with fresh, high-quality foods and pastries. Get there early since they close daily at 6:00.

Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy

For those who want to dine on the lighter side, but still maintain the quality, Dirty Candy is the place to go. Amanda Cohen has been running this vegetarian restaurant since 2008. It’s the first of its kind to find long-term success in the area. Guests will find plenty of flavor in their veggie only dishes like Korean fried broccoli and Brussels sprouts tacos.

Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group

Another big player in the industry, Meyer’s umbrella of New York Restaurants includes Union Square Café, Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, North End Grill, and an eatery in Whitney Museum.

With a wide range of foods and atmospheres to choose from, it’s enticing to take an occasional trip to New York. The restauranteurs have made their marks all over the city with delicious cuisines to satisfy all palates. Look forward to more highly anticipated culinary ventures!

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