Legendary Eli Zabar Opens New York Restaurant

Eli’s Table by Eli Zabar opens December 3 on the Upper East Side in New York
Legendary Eli Zabar Opens New York Restaurant
Eli Zabar

We assume they will be serving some of Zabar’s famous matzo ball soup.

Eli Zabar, the legendary New York gourmet food haven, and owner of Eli's Manhattan, is finally opening another restaurant. It will be called Eli’s Table, and opens today, December 3, on the Upper East Side at 1413 Third Avenue near 80th Street. The menu will feature modern American fare brought to you by co-executive chefs John Carr, formerly the executive chef at Sfoglia, and chef Montezuma Garcia, who has worked with Eli for more than a decade.

The menu will be carefully crafted from locally sourced seasonal ingredients, with dishes like dry aged steak for two, Nantucket Bay Scallops and greens (grown from Eli’s rooftop garden a few blocks away), wild halibut served with kale, rutabaga and apple cider vinaigrette, and a fennel and artichoke salad. As for drinks, the wine list will be extensive and will reflect Eli’s own vast wine collection, curated by wine director Randall Restiano. You will also be able to sip on cocktails like “the Best Revenge” made with Cimarrón Blanco Tequila and tomato water from the tomatoes in Eli’s garden.

The restaurant will be open on weekdays for dinner service, and on the weekends for brunch. 

For the latest happenings in the food and drink world, visit our Food News page

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi

Related Links
Eli Zabar Selling Menorah-Shaped ChallahSandwich of the Week: Zabar's Bagel and LoxWeekly Media Mix: Zabar's Lobsterless Lobster Salad; Banana Peels Purify Water; and Andy Richter Goes NoodlingUpper West Side’s New Taste to Showcase Culinary Powerhouses