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Oak Room

  1. Chef Shuffle
    Geoffrey Zakarian Named ‘Culinary Director’ at Plaza HotelThe celebrity chef will be in charge of, well, a lot of things inside the historic hotel.
  2. Openings
    Vikram Chatwal Is Likely Moving Into the Plaza HotelA new mega-restaurant complex may be in the works at the famed Plaza.
  3. Openings
    Oak Long Bar + Kitchen Debuts TodayMartini time.
  4. Openings
    Fancy, Old-Fashioned Oak Long Bar + Kitchen Replaces Fancy, Old-Fashioned OakThey also have a custom-designed music program.
  5. Makeovers
    Algonquin Angling for a New Round TableMeanwhile, old-timers are mad about the demise of the Oak Room cabaret night.
  6. Models
    Oak Bar Might Be Remodeled, Hosts Models in the MeantimeThe regal piano bar, rumored to close soon, hosts holiday fashion series.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Burger Bonanzas! Wild Auctions! Sausage Parties!And oh, so much more, all in our neighborhood news round-up.
  8. Lawsuits
    ‘Monster Boss’ Eric Hara Sued by Former Oak Room Pastry ChefMelissa Rodriguez is accusing Hara of inappropriate behavior and sexual remarks.
  9. Closings
    Oak Room May Close On Heels of LawsuitIt’s not the first time disco brunches have been the kiss of death.
  10. Marketing Gimmicks
    Who’s Crazier: The Oak Room or Mel Gibson?A $19 cocktail? Hope someone’s recording this.
  11. Neighborhood Watch
    Otarian Comes From the Land Down Under; Locanda Verde Redoes DrinksPlus: A new bar vies for a spot on Avenue A, and Il Cuntuccio comes to Red Hook, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  12. Board at Work
    Cutty’s Is ‘Really, Really Good"; Fil-A-Buster’s Hangover CurePlus: the case for Sweet Water, and where to get your arancini, all in our weekly message board roundup.
  13. Celebrity Settings
    Mischa Barton Likes Margaritas; Taylor Swift Tries OttoPlus: Joy Behar and Oliver Stone visit A Voce, and David Duchovny takes the kids to Dylan’s Candy Bar.
  14. Neighborhood Watch
    Stone Park Cafe Owners Plan Cheap Chinese; Park Luncheonette ClosesPlus: ‘Wizard of Oz’-themed drinks at the Oak Room, and Saul Bolton plans two more restaurants.
  15. Celebrity Settings
    Aniston Out-Dines Mayer; FLOTUS Flatters Gramercy TavernPlus: Vin Diesel hangs with the president of the Domincan Republic, and more, in our weekly roundup of boldface meals.
  16. Celebrity Settings
    During Fashion Week, Plenty of CW Starlets Are EatingOur weekly roundup of the Who’s Who and where they’re eating.
  17. Beef
    Oak Room Blames Unpaid Bills on Former ChefVendors say the restaurant owes them thousands.
  18. Bookshelf
    Bruni Blind Item Revealed?Which restaurateur said his kids were his “four stars?”
  19. Mediavore
    Ninja Gets Its Close-up; Sheepshead Bay Goes GourmetPlus: subpar private food inspections, and America’s obsession with the health benefits of wine, all in our morning news roundup.
  20. The Other Critics
    Bruni’s L’Artusi Improvement Plan; La Superior Delights SietsemaPlus: Kefi vs. Anthos, Cuozzo checks in on Corton, and more in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  21. Chef Shuffle
    Speculation: Hara in at Oak Room, Dallas’s John Tesar in at David BurkeSome high-profile-chef shuffles are in the works.
  22. In the Magazine
    Platt Takes in a Show at Fishtail; Five Winter DishesPlus: a new Italian bakery and a recipe for larvae, all in this week’s magazine.
  23. The Other Critics
    Oak Room Not Made for These Times; Shang UnderdeliversPlus: Gael Greene on La Fonda del Sol and Robert Sietsema on Salumeria Rosi, all in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  24. Reopenings
    Palm Court Will ReturnThe Plaza’s restaurant may be changing management.
  25. The Other Critics
    Rouge Tomate Too Bland for Bruni; Cuozzo Welcomes KefiPlus: Ryan Sutton on the John Dory and Alan Richman on the Oak Room, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  26. The Other Critics
    Bruni Balks at Braeburn; Order Charcuterie at 10 DowningPlus: Robert Sietsema on Motorino, and Gael Greene on Rouge Tomate, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  27. Lunch
    Mercat and Boqueria Open for Lunch, Oak Room for BreakfastTapas in the afternoon!
  28. The Other Critics
    No Stars for Secession, But Oak Room Is RevivedPlus: Gael Greene on Shang and Alan Richman on Txikito, in our weekly roundup of restaurant reviews.
  29. Slideshow
    A Closer Look at the New Oak RoomWhile you wait for it to reopen sometime before November 12, some more gorgeous interior shots.
  30. In The Magazine
    No Stars for Bloomingdale Road; Get Amped for the Oak RoomAlso in the magazine: Platt on Bobo, Gael on Vai, and Michael White’s spaghetti recipe.
  31. Troubled Times
    Sour Economy Continues to Inspire Food JournalistsOne tries to bargain down the price of a slice, another suggests knockoff restaurants, and Flo Fab tells us, again, how restaurants are dealing with the these troubled times.
  32. Mediavore
    Can Vegans Eat Honey?; Lobster Cheap in MaineSoft drinks to introduce “controversial herb” flavoring, ordering the cheapest bottle, stricter food-industry oversight, and more, in our morning news roundup.
  33. Mediavore
    Charlie Trotter Details Emerge; Frank Bruni’s Cross-Country TripThe first details on Charlie Trotter’s still-unnamed restaurant on Madison Square Park emerge: It will have 80 seats as well as a bar and lounge. [NYT] Merkato 55 may be turning New Yorkers on to African cuisine, but there have been plenty of excellent, albeit under-the-radar, restaurants offering the continent’s cuisine for years. [TONY] Related: Merkato 55’s Most Popular Dish: Doro Wat The Modern’s new wine director, Belinda Chang, is the kind of sommelier we want to be someday: “I’m definitely obsessed with magnums. They’re so fun to pour!” [NYS]
  34. Mediavore
    Batali’s Celebrity Cookbook; Gisele Offends Football Fans With CabernetFor the second year in a row, Barilla has released a downloadable cookbook featuring Mario Batali’s recipes for cooking for celebs like Natalie Portman and Stanley Tucci. You may have to fill out a stupid survey to access it, but for every download Barilla is donating $1 to America’s Second Harvest. [Mouthing Off/Food & Wine] Food Network chef Robert Irvine, whose bulging muscles put together meals on Dinner: Impossible, turns out to be huge liar, having fabricated a past that involves being a knight in England and being a full-fledged White House chef. [St. Petersburg Times via Gawker] Irritable chef Gordon Ramsay likes to relax with a Sunday supper of roast beef, over which he likes to emphasize manners and social skills with his children. [WSJ]
  35. Mediavore
    Oak Room Gets New Operators; Illegal Fish Trade GrowsNight Sky Holdings, which formerly operated Windows on the World at the World Trade Center as well as the Rainbow Room, has signed a contract to run the Oak Room and the Oak Bar at the Plaza Hotel. Also, Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s former sous-chef Didier Virot will be helming the kitchen at the hotel’s other eatery, the Palm Court. [NYP] Sushi chef Hiroshi Nakahara has left New York’s BondSt to run the kitchen at a new outpost in Beverly Hills. [PR Newswire] Chipotle will be serving 200 million meals using naturally raised meat this year, a 40 percent increase from 2007. [The Grinder/Chow]
  36. Mediavore
    No Plaza for Graydon; Mr. Rachael Ray Drops $35K for LunchboxGraydon Carter won’t be taking over the Plaza’s Oak Room, so you’ll still have to head downtown to the Waverly Inn for that truffled macaroni and cheese. [NYP] Jean-Georges Vongerichten seeks the elusive fifth taste by serving “umami bombs” at his restaurants. [WSJ] Related: Waiter, There’s a Fifth Element in My Soup It’s possible that locally grown products have a comparable or even greater carbon footprint than food that travels long distances, so you can stop patting yourself on the back for being a greenmarket fanatic. [NYT] Related: Local Schmocal [NYM]