Union Square Cafe

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Union Square Cafe
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Restaurant information
Established October 1985; 32 years ago (October 1985)
Current owner(s) Union Square Hospitality Group
Chef Carmen Quagliata
Food type New American
Street address 101 E 19th St (between Park Avenue South and Irving Place), Manhattan
City New York City
State New York
Postal/ZIP Code 10003
Country United States
Coordinates 40°44′12.97″N 73°59′29.04″W / 40.7369361°N 73.9914000°W / 40.7369361; -73.9914000Coordinates: 40°44′12.97″N 73°59′29.04″W / 40.7369361°N 73.9914000°W / 40.7369361; -73.9914000
Website unionsquarecafe.com
Union Square Café

Union Square Cafe is an American restaurant featuring New American cuisine, located at 101 E 19th St (between Park Avenue South and Irving Place), in the Union Square neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York. It is owned by the Union Square Hospitality Group.[1]

The 2016 novel Sweetbitter is primarily set in a fictionalized version of the restaurant.

Ownership, cuisine and design[edit]

Opened in October 1985 by Danny Meyer and chef Ali Barker, it features American cuisine with Italian influences.

The original restaurant was designed by architect Larry Bogdanow. [2]

The new location is designed by architect David Rockwell. [3]

Awards and accolades[edit]

The restaurant has won multiple awards and honors since its inception,[4] including the ranking of "Favorite New York Restaurant" in the Zagat Survey in the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2008 editions. Notably, the restaurant did not receive a Michelin star during Michelin's 2005 review of New York restaurants, leading to concerns that the guide might be biased towards French cuisine or restaurants that "emphasize formality and presentation".[5]

  • 1992, Outstanding Service, James Beard Foundation[citation needed]
  • 1997, Outstanding Restaurant, James Beard Foundation
  • 1997–2001, Zagat Survey #1 Favorite New York Restaurant
  • 1998–1999, New York Times Three Star Award
  • 1999, Outstanding Wine Service, James Beard Foundation
  • 2000, Michael Romano inducted into "Who's Who of Food & Beverage", James Beard Foundation
  • 2000–2002, Forbes magazine Three Star Review
  • 2001, James Beard Foundation Best Chef New York City – Michael Romano
  • 2003, Zagat Survey #2 Favorite New York Restaurant
  • 2004, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
  • 2004, Zagat Survey #1 Favorite New York Restaurant
  • 2005, Forbes magazine Three Star Review
  • 2005–2007, Zagat Survey #2 Favorite New York Restaurant
  • 2006-2010, Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
  • 2008, Zagat Survey #1 Favorite New York Restaurant
  • 2012-2013, Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence

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