Gabriel Stulman

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Chez Sardine Changes Course, Now Bar Sardine

    The city's fish face-eating fanatics were left distraught earlier this month when restaurateur Gabriel Stulman and chef Mehdi Brunet-Benkritly closed their eccentric West 10th Street izakaya Chez Sardine for a design and concept revamp (RIP miso maple salmon head). The petite space reemerged last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Why Little Wisco's Brian Bartels' Tombstone Will Read "Here Lies Rose's Little Bitch"

    If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Chez Sardine Introduces Brunch; The Marrow Starts Lunch Service

    Chez Sardine, Gabriel Stulman's non-traditional izakaya, introduced a new brunch menu with funky Japanese-American combinations. Mushroom-baked eggs with goat cheese and ramps, miso-baked oysters, and a "Fedora burger" with smoked cheddar, cucumbers, and BBQ mayo will be served alongside funky cockt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The Good, the Bad, and the Tartare at Manzanilla; Pay to Pray at Cathedral

    Spring is (finally) in the air and the warm weather seems to be lightening our moods as well as our wardrobes. Did the rising temperatures have the same effect on our critics? Tejal Rao has mixed feelings about Manzanilla in Gramercy, while Robert Sietsema writes a rave for Cathedral in Flatbush. R ... 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

    May 11, 2012

    Our 10 Best Places to Take Mom

    If you really love your mom, you might want to consider skipping the Mother's Day specials this year. They tend to be such gloomy experiences as restaurants transform into brunch factories for the day and serve mediocre set menus. Instead, I suggest you take your mother out in the evening, like a re ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2012

    Perla: Italian With a Midwestern Accent

    Gabriel Stulman expands his Greenwich Village empire

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Under Review: Perla's Italian with a Midwestern Accent

    I review Perla this week, a charming new Italian restaurant in the West Village from restaurateur Gabriel Stulman, with chef Michael Toscano in the kitchen. Read the full review here. I also got a tip on the best kind of eatin' pants:

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    The Old Fedora's Customers Don't Like the New Fedora

    A helping of historical revisionism.​A year after the closure of the original Fedora bar and restaurant, which graced West 4th Street from 1952 until its eponymous owner retired last summer, its patrons are mourning what Gabriel Stulman has done to it.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Girl Scout Cookies Going Extinct; Little Italy Is Back

    ​Padma Lakshmi's custody battle with baby-daddy Adam Dell is heating up as Dell reveals the Top Chef mom had hoped billionaire Teddy Forstmann was Krishna's biological father. [NY Post] Gabriel Stulman of Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey's Grocery, and now Fedora has created not only a series of popul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Fedora; Goodbye to Victory Café

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Gonzalez y Gonzalez, a lively Mexican joint near Broadway and Houston, is shuttering after 22 years in business. [Paper] The West Village beer and burger spot Stoned Crow has also closed, due ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 15, 2010

    Jeffrey's Grocery Serves Up Lamb Shank and Toilet Paper

    Gabriel Stulman offers you a seat at his high-end general store

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Gabriel Stulman Is Taking Over the Fedora

    Lost CityFedora's sign shines on.​After a couple of days of speculation, it has been confirmed that Gabriel Stulman will take over the lease on the Fedora, the restaurant and bar that has sat on West 4th Street since 1952.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Ma Peche Stalking; Montreal Food Invasion

    This week in food blogs... Eater continued its plywood stalking of Ma Peche, now readying for a mid-April opening. Grub Street found a wienermobile for sale on Craigslist for $12,900. Diner's Journal learned that Colicchio & Sons, which went from prix-fixe to a la carte, is now doing a ton of bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Joseph Leonard's James McDuffee Shares his Recipe for Pan-roasted Chicken Breast with Baby Carrots, Turnips, and Mashed Potatoes

    You've heard a lot about Joseph Leonard. Now, listen to the recipe for its pan-roasted chicken.​ For a small, quaint West Village restaurant, Joseph Leonard has had a difficult time staying out of the press since it opened last summer. Even after the opening buzz died down, it made headlines f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Today in Lawsuits: Gabriel Stulman v. His Former Partners at Little Owl

    Daniel Krieger/EaterGabriel Stulman has a big beard and big lawsuit.​ Nothing says holiday spirit quite like a lawsuit, so here's a good stocking stuffer: CityFile has learned that Gabriel Stulman, proprietor of the five-month-old Joseph Leonard, is suing Mikey Price and Joey Campanaro, his fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Under Review: Sietsema at Quinto Quarto

    This week in the Voice, Our Man Sietsema gets transported to Rome at Quinto Quarto. Pete Wells loosens his grip on his precious stars to award two to Saul Bolton's eponymous restaurant in Brooklyn, despite his nostalgia for the original 1999 menu. [NY Times] Adam Platt finds that "the more ambitio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Sietsema on the Scene at Joseph Leonard...

    ​As reported on Runnin' Scared, Our Man Sietsema happened to be walking by Joseph Leonard earlier today when a car crashed into the restaurant and then rolled along until it came to a stop in front of a nearby Chinese massage parlor. Fortunately, no one was hurt -- aside from the car's driver, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Bia; Goodbye to Frederick's Downtown

    Gabriel Stulman, the mastermind behind Little Owl and Market Table, has opened Joseph Leonard, a cozy resto-bar that forgoes a cocktail list so that patrons can order whatever they want. James McDuffee, formerly of Bouchon Bakery, serves up easy plates of housemade pates, roast chicken for two, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Some More Openings to Chew On

    <em>New York</em> magazine's Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld have some details about a few restaurants opening in the coming weeks:Joseph Leonard is the first solo project from Market Table and Little Owl vet Gabriel Stulman; the "bar with serious food" is named after Stulman's grandfat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    At Joseph Leonard, Drinking Outside of the Box

    ​When Gabriel Stulman opens Joseph Leonard, his so-called "bar with serious food," next week, he'll be the first New York purveyor of Boxed Water Is Better. As its name suggests, this is water with a purpose: according to its website, it's "part sustainable water company, part art project, part ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2007