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Lever House

  1. Slideshow
    A First Look at Casa Lever, Coming to Lever House Next WeekSee what owners Gherardo Guarducci and Dimitri Pauli have done with one of the city’s most unique dining rooms.
  2. Chef Shuffle
    Fabio Trabocchi Lands at Four Seasons; Casa Lever Opens October 19It’s a fabulous day to be a Fabio.
  3. Community Boards
    CB Shuffle: New Projects From ’Inoteca, Locanda, Carrera, and MorePlus, the Mott’s liquor license is recommended for denial.
  4. Reopenings
    Lever House Becomes Casa LeverPart of the Italianization of the city’s dining scene.
  5. Chef Shuffle
    Sant Ambroeus Moves on Lever House, TrabocchiThe former Fiamma chef won’t confirm — or deny — a new gig.
  6. Chef Shuffle
    Sant Ambroeus Moving Into Lever House?Rumor has it Fabio Trabocchi may be involved.
  7. Temporary Closings
    Lever House Takes Time Off for Self-ImprovementAnd the Sunburnt Cow is taking a few days off, too.
  8. Ask a Waiter
    Wine Director Arnaud Devulder Blends Lever House WineDisney World, where wine dreams come true.
  9. Other Critics
    Frank Likes James; Becker Could Save Sheridan SquareWhat the other restaurant critics are writing this week.
  10. Battle Scars
    Aches and PansIt ain’t easy being a chef, especially if you have to deal with Pasta Posture and Barista Arm.
  11. NewsFeed
    Brad Thompson Debuts Lever House Menu TonightTonight is the night to bring it, Brad.
  12. User’s Guide
    Luxe-Burger Battle: Lever House vs. Sheridan SquareWho will attain lunchtime supremacy?
  13. NewsFeed
    ‘City’ Magazine Caters to Foodies in New Taste IssueFood porn at its glossiest!
  14. Beef
    Former Lever House Chef Defends His BurgerSilverman has been using LaFrieda for years!
  15. Back of the House
    Brad Thompson Plans a New Burger for Lever HouseBehind the creation of a new haute hamburger.
  16. NewsFeed
    It’s Official: Brad Thompson Is the New Chef at Lever HouseLever House has its new chef, and, as predicted here on Grub Street, it’s Brad Thompson.
  17. NewsFeed
    Alto Loses a Pastry Chef; Brooklyn to Gain a Dessert BarDeborah Snyder leaves Alto and Heather Bertinetti steps into the pastry kitchen.
  18. NewsFeed
    Bradford Thompson Near the Top of the Lever House ListScottsdale chef Bradford Thompson has emerged as one of the leading candidates for the Lever House job.
  19. NewsFeed
    Scott Bryan Leaves Lever House at the AltarFor the second time in less than twelve months, chef Scott Bryan accepts a restaurant job only to reject it.
  20. NewsFeed
    Scott Bryan Named New Chef at Lever HouseIt’s official: Scott Bryan has a new kitchen.
  21. Back of the House
    Dan Silverman Out at Lever House, But Who’s In?Dan Silverman leaves Lever House, and rumor puts Scott Bryan in the kitchen.
  22. NewsFeed
    Steven Eckler Joins Red Cat, Plans New Restaurant with Jimmy BradleyA new restaurant marriage has been consummated! Lever House GM Steven Eckler has joined the Red Cat’s owner Jimmy Bradley. The two are now operating partners in the Red Cat and are developing further plans. Bradley tells us that he hopes to have the Red Cat open for lunch within the next couple of months and is also looking to add a private dining room to the restaurant. “We’re still working on the lease, but there is space here for us to do it,” he says. And that’s not all! Eckler and Bradley are planning a new eatery, in theory an 80-to-100-seat restaurant “somewhere between the Thirties and Canal Street on the West Side.” So why move on this now? “Steven wants to open his own restaurant, and that’s something I want to do with him,” Bradley says. “We’ve known each other a long time, and now it’s time for us to do something.”
  23. Back of the House
    The Great Chef CrisisRecently, apropos nothing much, a prominent young chef we were chatting with launched into a tirade about the restaurant world’s “labor problem.” “None of us can get enough good cooks!” he exclaimed, by way of explanation. Between 2000 and 2006, only a handful of high-end restaurants — Lespinasse, Meigas, Quilty’s — have closed, and there has been an avalanche of major openings: Robuchon, Ramsay, Per Se, Masa, Craft, Del Posto, Morimoto, A Voce, the Modern, Lever House, Buddakan, Cafe Gray, Alto — the list goes on and on. “And it’s not just the massive boom of restaurants,” Adam Platt tells us. “They also have to be either bigger, or chefs have to open multiple places, so that they can enjoy the economies of scale they need to compete.”
  24. NewsFeed
    Chefs Curse, Bless New Michelin Guide At last night’s Bid Against Hunger, a benefit for restaurant charity group City Harvest, the champagne was flowing and the food was off the hook. But much of the event’s energy seemed to emanate from the chefs, who were abuzz over the announcement yesterday of the Michelin Guide’s new ratings. “Who knows what their inspectors are like?” asked one chef, who, fearing their wrath, refused to be quoted. “I don’t think they really get American restaurants.” The cooks who got some love from the red book were happy to talk. Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, one of the city’s three three-star restaurants (Jean Georges and Per Se are the others), was visibly psyched. “It was great news! We were a little bit worried, you know? But we’re definitely going to celebrate later, at the restaurant. Definitely.” (Later, a dinner from Ripert was auctioned off for $24,000.) We asked Lever House chef Dan Silverman, an especially clear-eyed observer of the restaurant scene, what he thought about the ratings. Were they fair? “I’m good with them, obviously,” he said. “We kept our star.”