Drew Nieporent

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Nieporent at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

Drew Nieporent is an American restaurateur based in New York City. His company Myriad Restaurant Group owns and operates numerous restaurants. Nieporent's Nobu and Nobu London both earned two Michelin stars.


Nieporent's first restaurant, Montrachet (1985), earned three stars from The New York Times and kept that rating for 19 years.[1] In 2008, the restaurant reopened as Corton, reinstating its three-star New York Times status and receiving an unprecedented two Michelin stars with chef-partner Paul Liebrandt at the helm.[2]

In 1994, again with partner Robert De Niro and sushi master Nobu Matsuhisa, Drew launched Nobu, which would earn worldwide acclaim. Nobu NYC,[3] Next Door Nobu,[4] and Nobu Fifty Seven[5] have all earned the three-star rating from The New York Times. Nobu NYC was voted Best Restaurant in America by The James Beard Foundation.[6] Nobu has gone on to open restaurants all over the world.[7]

In 2002, Tribeca Grill joined Rubicon and Montrachet (previous award-earners) on the exclusive list.[8] In 2005, Myriad opened Crush Wine & Spirits, which was named the best new wine shop by Food & Wine Magazine, and made Food & Wine's 2017 list of The World's Best Wine Shops.[9]

Bâtard won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant.[10] Bâtard closed in 2023.[11]


  1. ^ Hesser, Amanda (17 March 2004). "RESTAURANTS; A TriBeCa Trendsetter, 19 Years Later". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Bruni, Frank (10 December 2008). "Corton". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Reichl, Ruth (8 September 1995). "NOBU (NYC RESTAURANT) Review - New York City Restaurant Reviews - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  4. ^ Reichl, Ruth (23 December 1998). "Next Door Nobu (Manhattan Restaurant) Review - New York City Restaurant Reviews - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  5. ^ Bruni, Frank (2005-09-28). "A New Place Where New Isn't the Goal". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  6. ^ "Awards Search | James Beard Foundation".
  7. ^ Official website
  8. ^ "Wine Spectator Restaurant Awards". restaurants.winespectator.com. Archived from the original on 2019-09-25.
  9. ^ "The World's Best Wine Shops".
  10. ^ Fabricant, Florence (5 May 2015). "Bâtard Tops James Beard Award Winners". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  11. ^ Fabricant, Florence (20 May 2014). "Bacchanal and Bâtard Open". The New York Times.

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