David Santos

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Get Your Tickets to Louro's Sun Noodle Dinner Before They're Gone

    Before he presided over Louro (142 West 10th Street), David Santos made a name for himself with his Nossa Mesa Supper Club, a quirky, ever-changing prix fixe that allowed him to experiment with global cuisine and wacky dishes and expand his creative horizons. Nossa Mesa survives at Louro on Monday n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2014

    Here Are This Week's Five Best Food Events

    Mondays after a holiday weekend are brutal. Thankfully, there are plenty of mood boosters to look forward to this week; see the lobster, Riesling, and other treats on this week's event line-up.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Here Are the 20 Best Derby De Mayo Events in NYC

    Break out the festive hats, it's about time to bet on some horses and hit a fiesta. And a slew of venues all over the city are ready to accommodate your antics, whether you're planning on donning a sombrero or a floppy bonnet, whether you'll be drinking margaritas or mint juleps. Here are the 10 be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    Here Are Five Great Rhubarb Dishes in NYC

    There's no sign more indicative that spring has sprung than catching a glimpse of rhubarb on menus, and after the winter New York just faced, we've never been more amped to see it. Chefs swear by the vegetable's chameleon-esque charm in the kitchen: Its flavor ranges from tangy and bitter to bright ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Louro's David Santos: I Love This Industry, but I Would Never Want My Kids to Be in It

    The New York City restaurant industry can be crushing: Rents and stakes are high, and the scene is saturated. It takes a lot of talent and even more work to make it, which means that chefs put in obscenely long days making sure their restaurants break even, a cycle that causes many of them to burn o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    What's Happening This Week

    In case you've missed the memo, Valentine's Day is on Friday, and that night, every couple in the city will hit the town to dine out. Before cupid descends on the Big Apple, hit a tasty event -- whether you're sharing an experience with a loved one or flying solo.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    What's Happening This Weekend: Burmese Taste Testing, Woks and Lox, Tango Party, Uni Dinner

    After a week spent traveling, eating, and drinking more than you really need to, we don't blame you if your weekend plan consists of lying on a couch with a remote control. If you're game to go out, though, here's a selection of happenings around town you can squeeze in before the end of 2013.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Zachary Feldman's 11 Favorite Dishes from 2013

    Isaan Thai food, micro-focused establishments, pastry celebrities, celebrity pastries, burgers with buns made of noodles -- this year had it all. As infuriating as the NYC trend machine can often be, the city's dining scene is as vibrant as ever and for that we can only be thankful. Here are some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    A Dozen Spots Serving Interesting Thanksgiving Feasts

    It doesn't matter that Thanksgiving is one of the biggest homemade meal holidays of the year -- apartment kitchens in NYC are still tiny, and the prospect of turning a full feast out of a set-up that resembles an E-Z-Bake oven and a Bunsen burner is daunting at best. If you're inclined to let someon ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Louro's Belly Goat Burger, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    No. 5: Belly goat burger from Louro (142 West 10th Street, 212-206-0606) Goat is the most popular meat in the world. Let David Santos show you why.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    JBird, Louro, Pony Bar: Where to Drink Cheaply This Week

    Just two and a half days until another weekend, but we don't think you should have to wait to tie one on. Here's a look at some places both new and old to save a little money on food and drink and drink this week. Because you deserve it.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Happening: Sausage Slam at DBGB; Dishcrawl in Hoboken

    Monday, March 18 Seamus Mullen Cooks at Louro Chef Seamus Mullen of Tertulia will guest-cook at Louro on Monday night as part of the restaurant's Nossa Mesa Supper Club. He and chef David Santos will serve an Asian-inspired menu. Reservations can be made on Open Table. BYO beer and wine. 142 W. 10th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Under Review: Sietsema is in Spicy Heaven at Sweet Yummy House; Rao Devours "Fresh-Killed" Chicken at Hanjan

    For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    December's Openings and Closings

    In New York City, only the strong restaurants survive. Or the ones with amazing food, cult followings, lots of great press, and a whole slew of other factors. For those keeping tabs, here's a list of restaurants that opened and closed in December.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Chez Sardine Opens in West Village; Sen in Flatiron

    Gabriel Stulman added another West Village restaurant to his dossier. Chez Sardine is his newest endeavor, following Fedora, Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and Perla. Chez Sardine is an izakaya set against a menu featuring things like a foie gras and smoked cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. 183 W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Mark Strausman 'In' at Hotel Griffou; Micah Phillips 'Out' at Atera

    ​Hotel Griffou already has a replacement for David Santos, who left recently, citing creating differences with management. Mark Strausman, of Fred's at Barneys New York, is reportedly taking over. [Grub Street] Atera, the soon-to-open new incarnation of Compose, has lost its pastry chef. Mica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Where to Take Dad for Father's Day? Ask the Chefs!

    PhotobucketChefs love their dads, too​Unlike Mother's Day, which is basically synonymous with "brunch," Father's Day isn't really a foodie holiday. But Dad still probably wants to get wined and dined by his brood, no? But where to take him for his special day? Rather than dole out our own s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    NYC Chefs Resolve to Eat Better (and Eat Worse!) in 2011

    pguild.comA new decade, new resolutions​ Now that the New Year has come and gone, it's time to get those resolutions going. The Wall Street Journal,, and The Daily Meal all have extensive roundups of celebrity chefs resolutions for the coming year and New York City chefs are well re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Alex Stupak Wins Board Approval for E. Vill Empellon, and Jason Hennings Is "Happy to Be Investigated"

    Lara Kastner/AlineaAlex Stupak​CB3's monthly SLA committee meeting happened last night, and from the numerous accounts lighting up the interweb, it was a lively one.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    David Santos 'In' at Hotel Griffou; Eric Hara 'Out' at Sienna and Dekko Café

    ​David Santos, most recently at 5 & Diamond, is the new chef at Hotel Griffou, where he's revamping the menu with a Portuguese accent. [Grub Street] Eric Hara has been keeping busy helming the Oak Room at the Plaza's kitchen, as well as consulting at forthcoming Sienna and Dekko Café in Ast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    5 & Diamond's New Chef Is David Martinez

    5 & DiamondAs night falls, a new chef rises...​Two weeks after word surfaced that David Santos had left the kitchen at 5 & Diamond, the restaurant's owners have announced his replacement. Grub Street reports that David Martinez, a FCI grad and Aureole and Bouley alum, has taken over at the Har ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    5 & Diamond Loses David Santos & Closes; Plein Sud F&B Director Gets Sacked

    ​"All-stars" added to the lineup of cheftestants reportedly slated for the next season of Top Chef include Marcel Vigneron and Fabio Viviani, from seasons two and five, respectively. [Eater] David Santos has followed in the footsteps of Ryan Skeen and departed from 5 & Diamond, which has sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    David Santos Parts Ways With 5 & Diamond

    David Santos, foreground.​The restaurant industry's high turnover rates strike again! Two months after Sarah reported that David Santos had taken over the 5 & Diamond kitchen in the wake of Ryan Skeen's departure, Santos too has parted ways with the Harlem restaurant.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    David Bouley Gets $1.4M for Two Bedrooms; Daniel Boulud a Free Man

    ​David Bouley has sold his apartment on East 10th Street for $1.4 million, a million less than what it was first listed for back in 2007. [NY Times] Daniel Boulud is about to be single again: His wife, Michelle, filed for divorce. Whether the split could affect his assets, including Bar Boul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Ryan Skeen Moves to Consulting Role, David Santos Is Chef of 5 & Diamond

    David Santos, foreground​The review of 5 & Diamond that came out today needs a clarification--it turns out that, for the last month or so, Ryan Skeen has been transitioning to a consulting role at the restaurant, while David Santos is taking over as executive chef. According to both Santos a ... More >>