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Waldorf Astoria New York Announces Chef Michael Anthony as Official Chef Partner

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Waldorf Astoria New York
Renowned chef to bring decades of New York City dining experience to one of Manhattan’s most anticipated hotel reopenings

NEW YORK – Today, Waldorf Astoria New York announces a culinary partnership with acclaimed Chef Michael Anthony – a name recognized for decades within the New York City dining scene. As Chef Partner, Chef Michael Anthony will usher in a new era of culinary excellence overseeing the signature restaurant dining experience and concept at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts' flagship property, which is expected to reopen later this year. 

Located at the corner of Lexington and 50th Street, Waldorf Astoria New York’s two-story American Brasserie-style restaurant will charm the neighborhood community, attract the local discerning dining crowd, inspire global guests and become a world-class dining venue for residents of Waldorf Astoria Residences New York. The signature restaurant will feature a bar on the first floor with dining and private dining space on both floors.

Waldorf Astoria New York Exterior - Looking Up at 49th Street
Waldorf Astoria New York Exterior - Looking Up at 49th Street - Credit: Noë & Associates/Courtesy The Boundary

Guests can anticipate exquisite farm-to-table experiences and elevated seasonal dining that feels both approachable and special while enjoying Chef Michael Anthony’s warm hospitality. Celebrating the traditions of American cuisine while incorporating local and regional purveyors, the menu will focus on reinterpreting and elevating American classics while redefining luxury dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Across other food and beverage experiences including the return of Peacock Alley, guests can expect signature menu items from Chef Michael Anthony.

Chef Michael Anthony

Known for his successful tenure at the internationally acclaimed, one Michelin-starred Gramercy Tavern in New York City, Chef Michael Anthony's innovative approach to seasonal American cuisine has earned him recognition locally and globally. With an illustrious career spanning more than three decades as executive chef at Gramercy Tavern, Chef Michael Anthony has been recognized with several prestigious accolades, such as multiple James Beard Awards including Outstanding Chef (2015) and Best Chef: New York City (2012). Chef Michael Anthony has also authored multiple cookbooks, including V is for Vegetables, which was recognized by the James Beard Foundation with the award for Best Vegetable-Focused Cookbook. In addition to his passion for culinary excellence, Chef Michael Anthony maintains an active role within the community including his involvement with New York City’s God’s Love We Deliver, an organization dedicated to providing home-delivered, nutritious and medically-tailored meals to people of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. 

"Partnering with the Waldorf Astoria New York team is a landmark moment in my career," said Chef Michael Anthony. "This role allows me to develop a distinct concept and program that is unique to one of the world's most timeless hotels and one of the city’s most anticipated reopenings. I'm delighted to embark on this new era with the property while bringing my passion for sustainable, locally-sourced cuisine to such a storied setting, further contributing to the vibrant tapestry of New York's modern dining scene."

"Partnering with the Waldorf Astoria New York team is a landmark moment in my career. This role allows me to develop a distinct concept and program that is unique to one of the world's most timeless hotels and one of the city’s most anticipated reopenings."

Chef Michael Anthony

Chef Partner, Waldorf Astoria New York

Chef Michael Anthony began his culinary career under the guidance of Shizuyo Shima in Tokyo, Japan, and later trained in France at L’Ecole Ferrandi, Paris. He worked in several renowned kitchens including Restaurant Daniel in New York before joining Gramercy Tavern in 2006, where he became Chef Partner in 2011​. 

"Since opening its doors in 1931, Waldorf Astoria New York has been a cornerstone of New York City society, and there is no better chef to lead us into our next chapter than Chef Michael Anthony,” said Luigi Romaniello, managing director, Waldorf Astoria New York. "Chef Michael Anthony’s commitment to culinary excellence and the community will deliver an exciting perspective to our dining experience, which will be enjoyed by visitors, guests, residents and New Yorkers alike.”

Waldorf Astoria New York is located at 301 Park Avenue New York, New York 10022. For more information, please visit waldorfastorianewyork.com. Follow along on Instagram at @waldorfnyc and on Facebook at @TheWaldorf

Read more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at Stories.Hilton.com.  

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About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to sincerely elegant service, one-of-a-kind experiences and culinary mastery in landmark destinations around the world. Inspired by their timeless environments, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver an effortless experience seamlessly, creating a true sense of place for guests through stunning architecture, Peacock Alley, refined art collections, Michelin-starred dining and elevated in-room amenities. In addition to the brand’s world-class hotel offerings, Waldorf Astoria boasts a global residential portfolio that provides the comfort of a private home combined with unsurpassed amenities and high-touch service. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company. Experience an unforgettable stay at Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts by booking at waldorfastoria.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors appHilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/waldorfastoria, and follow the brand on Twitter and Instagram.   


Waldorf Astoria New York

For nearly a century, Waldorf Astoria New York has been a fixture of New York City society, earning its place as a beacon of radiance in the cultural capital of the world. Following an extensive restoration spearheaded by renowned interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, the property will retain the scale and beauty of the original Art Deco architecture reimagined with fresh contemporary furnishings that pay homage to the original Waldorf Astoria New York. The 375-room hotel will feature some of Manhattan’s largest rooms and suites that will embody the spirit of New York. Above the hotel will sit 375 private residences, ranging from studios to four bedrooms, with interiors designed by Jean-Louis Deniot. Residents will have access to 50,000 square feet of exclusive amenities and an art collection curated by Swiss collector and auctioneer Simon de Pury. Hotel guests, residents, and visitors will have access to holistic wellness program, including a spa spanning over 30,000 square feet and a state-of-the-art fitness center, unmatched culinary offerings with a standout signature restaurant, and 43,000 square feet of modernized event space including a striking new opera-inspired Grand Ballroom set to be the crown jewel of New York City’s entertainment scene. Visit waldorfastorianewyork.com for more information or follow the hotel on Instagram at @waldorfnyc and on Facebook at @TheWaldorf.