This Fall, Stephen Starr Finds Out How to Get to Carnegie Hall

Starr. Photo: Patrick McMullan

The Philly-based restaurateur comes off as a master of rapid expansion in his New York Times profile today, and it seems like Stephen Starr is turning away from big-box venues like Buddakan in favor of small, personal chef- and celebrity-centric projects like Questlove’s Chelsea Market fried-chicken stand Hybird and another based around ex-Momofuku chef de cuisine Peter Serpico’s cooking. But it’s really his practice with art and culture venues like Caffè Storico at the Historical Society, Serai at the Rubin Museum of Art, and now at the Botanical Gardens that’s leading up to his next act: STARR Events will debut a new bar and overhauled version of the Citi Café at Carnegie Hall on October 2; in addition to all-new food and drink, the project will also include an events space. [NYT, Earlier, Earlier, Related]