The Quilted Giraffe

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The Quilted Giraffe was a nouvelle cuisine fine dining establishment located in Midtown, Manhattan in New York City. The restaurant founded by Barry Wine and his now ex-wife Susan first opened in New Paltz, New York in 1975 and moved to the borough of Manhattan in 1979. It was first located on 50th street then moving to 55th Street and Madison Avenue in the Sony Tower (then the AT&T Building). It was in operation for a little more than 18 years. The run ended on New Year's Day in 1993 when Sony purchased the building and bought out the Wine's lease at a "seven figure sum," according to the couple.[1]

Regulars at the establishment included, Warren Beatty, Woody Allen, Adnan Khashoggi, Ivan Boesky, Michael Milken, and John DeLorean and Cristina Ferrare.[2][3]

The restaurant was awarded four stars by New York Times food critic Marion Burros in 1984 and two additional times by New York Times food critic Bryan Miller.[4]

Among the chefs who worked under Wine at the restaurant and then went on to notable careers are Carmen González , David Kinch and Tom Colicchio

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Quilted Giraffe Joins the Dinosaurs - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ Jenny Miller. "Bling, Boldface Names, and Beggar's Purses: Remembering the Quilted Giraffe". Grub Street. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Jay Cheshes. "Quilted Giraffe Profile - Quilted Giraffe Photos and Tasting Menu". Town & Country Magazine. Retrieved 8 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Quilted Giraffe to Move and Reopen in its Cafe Space - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 22 September 2015.