First Look: Gabriel Kreuther Opens in Midtown

The former Modern chef's namesake Alsatian eatery debuts
June 18, 2015
by Kelly Dobkin

Photos by Liz Clayman

The gist: Gabriel Kreuther, who spent almost a decade as the acclaimed chef at The Modern, has opened his much-anticipated namesake restaurant in the Grace building across from Bryant Park, inspired by his Alsatian roots.

The lounge

Cozy dining alcoves like this one can be found throughout the main dining room

The space: The stunning interiors designed by Glen & Company, feature cream-colored booths and banquettes, a curved platinum ceiling and stork motifs. The casual lounge has its own distinct menu of tarte flambees (a Kreuther signature) and cocktails. 

Main dining room

The food: The menu (prix-fixe only in the main dining room) is divided up into raw selections like cured aged beef tenderloin with razor clam vinaigrette, a "pastas, soups and grains" section featuring dishes like cherry consomme, and larger entrees like the spice-rubbed Mangalitsa pork neck (pictured below). The lounge has its own separate a la carte menu highlighting tarte flambees. The prix-fixe menu will offer two courses at lunch ($54) and four for dinner ($98). Check out a preview menu below (note: not final).

Spice-rubbed Mangalitsa pork neck with roasted fennel, apricot, morcilla

Chef Gabriel Kreuther

The details: Opens for dinner tonight, lunch begins tomorrow. 41 W. 42nd Street; 212-257-5826

Gabriel Kreuther

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