Chef David Burke Plots Brand New Park Ave Restaurant

The celebrated Top Chef is bringing a brand new concept to Midtown next year.
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The internationally acclaimed chef is bringing his first new concept to New York in three years.

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Chef David Burke is one of the most celebrated chefs in the tristate area. A New Jersey native, Chef Burke’s revolutionary culinary techniques have earned him a place in the pantheon of greats. He was the first American to ever win the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvriers de France Diplôme D’Honneur, and has also won Japan’s Nippon Award for Excellence, the Robert Mondavi Award for Excellence, and two nominations for James Beard Best Chef. His work at the legendary River Cafe earned him a coveted Three Star review from the New York Times, and many readers are likely to recognize him from his appearance on television shows like Top Chef.

Today, the award winning chef currently operates an empire of successful restaurant concepts, including New York’s David Burke Tavern, New Jersey’s 1776, and Long Island’s Red Salt Room, among numerous others. Additionally, Chef Burke has partnered with numerous hospitality groups and charities, and is well known for his philanthropic endeavors with organizations like the Red Cross, City Harvest, and his own Feed The Heroes program, which cooked and delivered over 100,000 meals to frontline workers and charities. An actively involved culinologist, Chef Burke pioneers innovative new cooking techniques which are used by restaurants across the world, and he even sells his own line of licensed cookware, bringing his revolutionary new techniques to home cooks across the country.

Now, Chef Burke is currently getting ready to launch a brand new restaurant in New York, his first concept in the city for three years. He and his team have just acquired the lease for the space at 277 Park Avenue, where he plans to establish a “new Midtown East community asset” named Park Ave Kitchen in the newly developed tower from the Stahl Organization.

Expected to arrive in May 2023, Burke will be launching a two-part 6,248 square foot eatery complex on the tower’s Lexington Avenue side. The first part will feature a 148 seat modern brasserie that will highlight some of the chef’s most popular dishes, while the second part will host a 49 seat market/cafe for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which will be Chef Burke’s first foray into fast-casual dining.

Additionally, Park Ave Kitchen will also be providing catering services to the tower’s lucky tenants. Burke has tapped architectural firm Lemay + Escobar to design the space, which is expected to feature a wall of pink Himalayan salt, chandeliers, and ribbed glass partitions between sections. For more information, you can follow Chef Burke on Instagram for regular updates as the story progresses.

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