Danny Meyer

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    August 1, 2014

    Danny Meyer's New York Times Op-Ed Proves Indigestible

    OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'BsMmNkbzpGenWSb4t7Zhu1JIOmclxDpN'); });Please enable Javascript to watch this video Many journalists dream of someday working for the greatest newspaper of them all, the New York Times. Other journalists -- a smaller group, to be sure -- harbo ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Are High Rents Pricing Manhattan's High-End Restaurants Out of the Market?

    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay closed his Fifth Avenue restaurant Mesa Grill last year, laying to rest a landmark that, when it fired up its burners in 1991, was the only destination restaurant in an area dominated by garment factories. In Februrary, Keith McNally shuttered Pastis, a Meatpacking Distric ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Park Kitchen Aims to Restore Old Midtown Glamour to a Storied Hotel

    The building that houses Midtown's Park Central Hotel has seen nearly a century's worth of history -- it's hosted prominent figures like Eleanor Roosevelt and Mae West, and it witnessed the mob murder of Albert Anastasia in the 1950s. The hotel was recently renovated to restore a sense of its past ( ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Most Ethical NYC Restaurants? There's an App For That

    A few of the city's finer establishments are now getting noticed not only for their outstanding food but for the benefits they offer staff members. The Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC), an organization that strives to improve working conditions for food service employees, has released an ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    Istanbul Prepares for First Shake Shack

    On the heels of Bloomberg Businessweek's outing of America's young burger billionairess, Eater reports that Shake Shack will open in Istanbul later this year. The New York-based chain from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality group currently operates burger joints across North America and the Midd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    The Danny Meyer Documentary Airs Tonight on PBS

    In 1998, Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group embarked on restaurant mission impossible. He opened two restaurants at once -- Eleven Madison Park and Tabla -- and a documentary film crew hung out with him the whole time. Flash forward 14 years, and the finished documentary by Roger Sherma ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Union Square Café Revisited

    At Union Square Café, your meal begins with a bread basket, butter with herbed sea salt, and picholine olives. As Danny Meyer increasingly focuses his attention on an expanding Shake Shack empire, seeding locations up and down the Eastern Seaboard, you've got to wonder, is he still paying attenti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    $3 Draft Beers at Central Park's Public Fare

    Home to Shakespeare in the Park, Central Park's Delacorte Theater also hosts a seasonal outdoor cafe run by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group: Public Fare. The outdoor cafe is open for the season, serving hotdogs with crushed barbecue potato chips, scallions and tangy housemade sauce, as ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2012

    North End Grill: Danny Meyer Shall Rule Us All

    The restaurant king further annexes Battery Park City

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    March 14, 2012

    Robert Sietsema at Tacos Morelos; Lauren Shockey at North End Grill

    ​​See what the city's restaurant critics have been up to this week: In this week's Voice, Robert Sietsema checks out the brick-and-mortar location of Tacos Morelos: "Taco Morelos--where even the tortillas are handmade--is something of a masa museum." As she tests out the fare at North End Gri ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 22, 2012

    Caffè Storico: The Museum of Fine Dining

    Venice lends some savor to the New-York Historical Society

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    November 9, 2011
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    September 26, 2011

    Danny Meyer Rumored to Be Selling Eleven Madison Park

    thefoodgroup, Flickr, CC​Is Eleven Madison Park, the four-starred pride of Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group, about to be sold? That's the rumor over at Eater, which says that "sources" are claiming that the restaurant is going to be sold to the developers behind the soon-to-open No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Danny Meyer Gets His Times Beatification

    USHGDanny Meyer, nice guy and perfect handshaker.​This weekend, The New York Times Magazine features a monolithic profile of Danny Meyer, patron saint of the hospitality industry and the father of 8,000 Shake Shacks. While it doesn't so much say anything new about Meyer as simply confirm that ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Untitled Chef Chris Bradley Reveals His Favorite Art Movements and Dishes on Hazing Ilan Hall Back in the Day

    Nicole FranzenDon't be locker mates with Chef Chris Bradley, unless you want frozen clothes​Museum dining has thankfully come a long way from the tuna fish sandwiches of yore. One of the latest restaurant additions to the city's art scene is Danny Meyer's Untitled, located in the Whitney Muse ... More >>

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    July 18, 2011

    Here's an Easy Way to Profit From the Shake Shack Line

    ​In retrospect, it's amazing that it took this long, but someone has come up with a way to make money off of the Shake Shack's constant and interminable lines.

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    July 14, 2011

    Danny Meyer's in the House at the Union Square Café

    ​Danny Meyer has taken to Twitter to inform New York that he'll be indulging in nostalgia at the Union Square Café today: He's taking the maitre d' shift for lunch. "Will feel like old times especially with PBB behind the bar!" Impressive, but we'd still like to see him slinging burgers ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Gramercy Tavern to Publish a 2013

    Gramercy TavernSoon you can make this at home. But yours probably won't look as pretty. Sorry.​The Eleven Madison Park cookbook will be released this fall, but it's not the only Danny Meyer cookbook project in the works. Reps bring word that Clarkson Potter is publishing the Gramercy Tavern ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Checking Out the Upper East Side Shake Shack

    ​Is that butter on the Shack Burger's bun? When the first Shake Shack opened in Madison Square Park in 2004 - with some grumbling about public space being appropriated for private uses - it was a revelation and an instant hit. Burgers, fries, hot dogs, frozen custard, all like you might find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Danny Meyer to Cater to the Appetites of Washington Nationals Fans

    Insert Shake Shack here.​Three years ago, Danny Meyer brought his brand of hospitality to Citi Field, where he gave Mets fans Shack burgers and pulled pork sliders to chew on between innings. Now, he'll do the same for Washington Nationals fans. Per a release from the Union Square Hospitality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    The Week in Food Blogs: Generating Pop-Ups, Caffeinating Hipsters

    This week, in food blogs ... Eater created a handy pop-up generator to keep you on top of the latest temporary eateries planned around the city. Grub Street watched a screening of the Danny Meyer documentary The Restaurateur with the restaurateur, who was blushing before it even started. Diner's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Food Truck Permit Costs Are Through the Roof; Egg Whites v. Yolks

    ​Demand and prices for food truck permits are skyrocketing -- and driving the cost for black-market permits up, too. [Wall Street Journal] A crazy -- although not exactly new -- diet fad involves injecting oneself with a pregnancy hormone and eating 500 calories per day. [NY Times] Food exp ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Danny Meyer Strikes Again With Untitled at the Whitney​The latest news from Danny Meyer HQ involves not the 804th location of Shake Shack but the Union Square Hospitality Group's new café at the Whitney, scheduled to open next month. Named Untitled, it takes inspiration from the "classic" coffee shops that once populated Madi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Floyd Cardoz Discusses Tabla's Closing and Why He'll Be in Times Square on New Year's Eve

    Mychal Watts/Wireimage.comFloyd Cardoz Prepares for the Last Supper​ After being in business for 12 years, Tabla, Danny Meyer's upscale Indian restaurant, will serve its final meal this evening. We called executive chef and partner Floyd Cardoz to get the last word on the landmark restaurant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Shake Shack Brooklyn Holding Its Coming Out Ball Today

    ​ To the surprise of precisely no one, Shake Shack is indeed expanding to Brooklyn. Although the Union Square Hospitality Group was coy about its plans last week, this week it's anything but: Danny Meyer is making an official announcement about the Shack's impending Fulton Mall location today ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Shake Shack Continues to Play Coy About Brooklyn Shake Shack

    ​After the Daily News wrote yesterday that the Shake Shack would be coming to Brooklyn's Fulton Mall, reps for the Union Square Hospitality Group would neither confirm nor deny the rumor. Today, however, the New York Observer followed up on the Daily News story by getting confirmation from Rob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Shake Shack Migrates North to Connecticut

    ​Here's further evidence that the conservation-of-energy principle applies to the Danny Meyer empire: Even when a restaurant closes, it isn't really lost; it just takes on a different form. Case in point: Two weeks after announcing Tabla's imminent shutter, the Union Square Hospitality Group h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Danny Meyer to Bring Three Restaurants to Battery Park City

    A battery of restos on their way.​ Another day, another Danny Meyer eatery -- or three. Rumors of Meyer-spotting in Battery Park City have swirled for several weeks, and this morning brings confirmation: A new Shake Shack, a Blue Smoke, and a still-to-be-named fine dining establishment will l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    A Few Things You'll Never Hear in Danny Meyer's Restaurants

    Mister Meyer​Bruce Buschel already gave the world a thorough rundown of things that waiters should never do or say at a restaurant, but Danny Meyer tells Eatocracy that he has five more. Think "Are we still working on the salmon?" and "May I grind some fresh pepper for the lady?" Lists, they m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Laurent Tourondel Migrates to Sag Harbor; Michael Psilakis Still Waffling on Williamsburg

    ​ Christopher Lee of Aureole and the creators of TLC's American Chopper have joined forces to open Orange County Choppers Roadhouse, an 8,500-square-foot "restaurant, bar, microbrewery, gaming, hospitality, retail and entertainment experience" in Newburgh, N.Y. [Zagat Buzz] Laurent Tourondel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Hot Dogs Are the New Foie Gras

    ​How much did you say you paid for that hot dog? We've been sitting on the edge of our seats for the last three years, wondering about the effect of the economic downturn on the restaurant industry. But, as anyone who reads Eater knows, the number of big-ticket restaurant openings continues t ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Sandwiched Pops Up at the Whitney

    The Whitney's Breuer building​Museum dining continues apace: Danny Meyer's pop-up sandwich joint in the Whitney will open on Thursday and close on May 30th, to coincide with 2010, the museum's Biennial.

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    February 22, 2010

    Danny Meyer Launches Hospitality Quotient

    Getty ImagesDoes anyone else think Meyer is a Rahm Emanuel doppelganger?​After a rare loss on Friday--no Shake Shack in Nolita-- Danny Meyer is on the move again, launching Hospitality Quotient, a "learning business" that will hold classes designed to help companies improve their customer serv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    NoLIta to Shake Shack: "This Is a McDonald's With a Beer and Wine License"

    Don't shack up here.​ Although the Shake Shack's on track to conquer points as far-flung as Miami, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, Danny Meyer may want to focus on winning hearts and minds a bit closer to home. Last week, neighbors of what is to be the Shake Shack's newest location at 47 Prince Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Danny Meyer Will Install Some Sandwiches at the Whitney

    Hagen StierThe Whitney's got some bread.​At some point this fall, Danny Meyer will open his slavishly anticipated cafe at the Whitney. In the meantime, museum goers will be able to stave off cultured famine at Sandwiched, the pop-up cafe Meyer's catering business, Hudson Yards, will operate un ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 26, 2010

    The Gramercy Pork Hotel: Maialino

    Danny Meyer pigs out at his latest restaurant

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    January 21, 2010

    Danny Meyer Looks Upward, Eyes Gramercy Park Hotel Rooftop

    Will he set the roof on fire?​Rather than sit back and enjoy the rather flattering reviews of Maialino, Danny Meyer is setting his sights higher: precisely, on the rooftop of the Gramercy Park Hotel, which houses his new Italian trattoria.

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    January 11, 2010

    Maialino's Nick Anderer: Secrets to Suckling Pig, Working With Danny Meyer, and Why Roman Food Is Masculine

    Nick Anderer at Maialino​ Danny Meyer's newest restaurant is a Roman-style trattoria in the Gramercy Hotel cheffed by Nick Anderer, formerly of Gramercy Tavern. We caught up with Anderer about his connection to Rome, what it's like to work for Danny Meyer, and why he thinks Roman cooking is ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Danny Meyer to Get His Own Show at the Whitney

    Budget TravelDanny Meyer will feed your body as the Whitney feeds your soul.​Five years ago, Danny Meyer infiltrated the world of museum dining when he opened the Modern in the MoMA. Now, he's set to attach his name to another cultural institution with a new cafe at the Whitney.

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    January 5, 2010

    An Early Look at Danny Meyer's Maialino: Lamb Neck, Oxtails, and Cipolline

    Neck o'lamb with cipolline in the background​ Maialino means "suckling pig," but last night at Danny Meyer's new Roman trattoria, we went for the braised lamb neck instead of the namesake pig. If what the food pundits are saying is true, you'll be eating a lot of that cartilaginous, flavorful ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Pot Roasting a Lamb Neck From the Greenmarket's Uphill Farms

    Lamb pot roast with carrots and polenta​ Ruth Reichl posited that lamb neck will be the pork belly of 2010, and indeed, it's turning up on menus with increasing frequency, including cooked alla cacciatora at Danny Meyer's new Maialino. It may be having its moment, but it's one of those humble ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Maialino to Start Serving Breakfast Tomorrow

    Beginning tomorrow, Maialino will be getting an earlier start on the day. Danny Meyer's Roman-style trattoria will have a breakfast soft opening tomorrow, and then officially commence service on Monday. Brunch will follow on Dec. 26.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Maialino to Open Tomorrow​Danny Meyer may be hard at work attempting worldwide Shake Shack domination, but that hasn't prevented him from focusing on more local and lofty endeavors like Maialino, his Roman-style trattoria that opens for dinner tomorrow evening. The restaurant, located in the Gramercy Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Danny Meyer to Kathie Lee Gifford: Your Steak is Safe at My Restaurants

    Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Danny Meyer appeared on the Today Show yesterday talking about "things restaurants aren't telling you." Does untouched bread from the breadbasket get recycled? Um, no. Does a rib-eye that gets dropped on the floor in the kitc ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Readers' Picks for Best Cookbooks

    Last Friday, we brought you our picks for the 10 best cookbooks of all time. Commenters were unusually mum on pointing out mistakes, but several of you wrote in or e-mailed us to add these contenders to the list: The Way To Cook by Julia Child (Knopf, 1989) Simple French Food, The French Menu Cook ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Cookbook Tester--Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe

    Lamb stew alla Romana Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe by Danny Meyer and Michael Romano was published way back in 2001, but we think that the book is worth a second look. Union Square Cafe , opened in 1985, was Danny Meyer's first restaurant, serving seasonal, New American-Italian food tha ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Obamas Get a Garden

    Michelle Obama will enlist the help of 23 fifth-graders to dig up a patch of the White House lawn in which an organic vegetable garden will be planted. The garden, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt's WWII victory garden, will be visible to passers-by. [NY Times] Some of the city's A-list restaurate ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Danny Meyer: Dreaming of Sarah Palin and Curried Moose

    Danny Meyer has been on our minds lately, as the uptown Shake Shack gets closer and closer to opening. The latest official word is that it will open sometime in the next week and a half, and that they're just waiting for final permits. We caught up with Meyer and ask him our patented, Barbara Walte ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008

    Meyer to Feed Mets Fans; Jeremiah Pushes for the Ice King

    Jeremiah's Vanishing New York mentions, with apparent disfavor, that restauranteur Danny Meyer will handle concessions (in association with cafeteria kings Aramark) for the Mets' new Citi Field next year. Jeremiah approves Gothamist's suggestion that Benfaremo the Lemon Ice King of Corona, who has ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008

    The Union Square Pavilion Picnic Protest

    Photos by Duncan Meisel The Union Square Community Improvement District continued its running theatrical battle over the remodeling of the Union Square Pavilion on Wednesday night with an action they called the ‘Push Back Picnic,’ bringing their fight to the stamping grounds of celebrity chef ... More >>

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