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.
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