Acclaimed chef Günter Seeger’s comeback is complete. Almost a decade after closing his tasting-menu restaurant Seeger in Atlanta, where he cooked for over 30 years and became a force on the national stage, he opened the tasting-menu-only Günter Seeger NY Wednesday night. (The opening had been pushed back from the expected Friday.) A native of Germany, where he earned a Michelin star, Seeger was something of a trailblazer in Atlanta and an early adopter of many hallmarks of New American restaurants. He talked up his commitment to high-quality meats, created daily changing menus, and helped form a farmers’ market before farm-to-table became something people espoused or pretended to.
Located at 641 Hudson Street, the restaurant has a bar cart parked by the entrance and seating for 34 in the dining room, with an additional eight spots at a “friends’ table” in the large open kitchen. Paintings from the chef’s collection decorate the white brick wall, and lavender-tinted light fixtures hang over oak tables. Ticketed reservations can be made through Tock, and dinner starts at $185 with tip included. Take a look at the room and a few of the dishes on the opening menu:
Gunter Seeger NY, 641 Hudson Street, 646-657-0045