Gunter Seeger NY
Chef Gunter Seeger in the kitchen at his restaurant Gunter Seeger NY
 

 CHEF GÜNTER SEEGER

 
 

Chef Günter Seeger was born and raised in the Black Forest region of Germany, where his family owned a produce brokerage business. As a child, he visited local farms and markets with his father and was exposed to the feel, form, and taste of prime quality produce. While learning of the richness and beauty of food at an young age, he developed a deep respect for the land, its people, and its traditions.

On completion of his apprenticeship as a chef in a nearby village, Seeger went south to Switzerland, where he was engaged by some of the country’s finest hotels and fine dining restaurants. While there, he completed additional studies in hotel management at a Lucerne academy.  

 
 

Günter Seeger’s singular achievements in fine dining and the culinary arts have garnered outstanding praise throughout Europe and the United States, as testified by the series of prestigious awards and distinctions he acquired along the way, from the Michelin Star, Mobil Forbes Five Stars, AAA 5 Diamonds, Relais & Châteaux, Tradition et Qualité, James Beard Award, to Esquire magazine’s title Best New Restaurant.

Günter Seeger was cited among the fifty most important people of the last fifty years in Atlanta’s history; he was one of the driving forces behind the Georgia Organic Farmers, and is well known among peers as an early pioneer and major contributor to contemporary American food culture. He has lived in New York City for the past ten years with his wife and two young daughters. 

 
 

Reservations   

Gunter Seeger NY dining room

Gunter Seeger NY offers two ways to dine, either in the Restaurant's Dining Room or at the exclusive Chef's Table. Reservations are taken 30 days in advance online, 60 days in advance by phone. Jackets are required, and no open-toed shoes, shorts or hats for gentlemen. The Reservation phone line is open Monday - Saturday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at 646-657-0045.

The Dining Room seats parties of 1 - 4 guests amongst eleven tables and offers two menu options during the weekdays: a $158 Ten Course Tasting Menu or a $115 Prix- Fixe Four Course Menu. On Friday and Saturday night the Ten Course Tasting Menu is offered. To make a reservation in the dining room, please reserve below or call 646-657-0045.     

The Chef's Table seats parties of 2 - 9 guests, seated communally each night at 7pm. The team of chefs prepare a special Eleven course tasting menu designed exclusively for the table at $195 per person. Located just outside of our open kitchen, the table's deliberate simplistic style of rustic solid ash wood accompanied by classic Dolomite wooden benches and chairs (by famed designer Luca Nichetto) is the perfect canvas for the chef's creations. With this unobstructed view into the kitchen, and seated below Chef Seeger's grandfather's hand-hammered chandelier, guests have a birds-eye view into the preparation of their meal. To make a reservation at the Chef's Table, please reserve below or call 646-657-0045.  

 
 

Kindly give the restaurant 72 hours notice to cancel your booking to avoid the charge of $100 per person in the Dining Room and $195 person at the Chef's Table. 

 
 

The Restaurant 

 
 

Günter Seeger New York opened to critical acclaim in May 2016. Located at the intersection of NYC's vibrant Meatpacking and West Village neighborhoods, the restaurant creates daily changing tasting menus in touch with the seasons. The restaurant features two menu options and offers seating in the main dining room or at the exclusive Chef's Table. 

Gunter Seeger NY is guided by two indispensable standards: product and execution. 

 
 

product

We pay meticulous care to the selection of products from the best America and the Northeast has to offer. We respect and admire the land and the farmers who deliver their harvests to the restaurant. Everyday we create a new menu around what we receive. 

EXECUTION

Our signature pivots on integrity, commitment, and attention to detail.

 

 

Gift Cards

Gunter Seeger NY gift cards are the perfect way to give someone the experience of the restaurant. To purchase a gift card, click here 

 

 

Parties and Private Events

There are two ways to celebrate a memorable event at Gunter Seeger NY - the 10 seat Chef's Table or in the Dining Room, which seats up to 50 guests. Menus are customized and carefully crafted by Chef Seeger and his team along with with wine selections made by our Sommelier. 

 
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The Chef's Table

The Chef's Table is the perfect place for your small party to gather. Located adjacent to the kitchen, it offers a birds eye view of the brigade of chefs as they prepare your meal at a deliberately simplistic table. Please call the restaurant at 646-657-0045 or use the form below to inquire. 

 

The Dining Room 

The Dining Room is available for a variety of events, including cocktails parties as well as seated lunch and dinner functions. The dining room seats up to 50 guests, and cocktail functions hold up to 60. Please call the restaurant at 646-657-0045 or use the form below to inquire. 

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Press

 
  Huffington Post      Gunter Seeger NY Restaurant One Year Later By John Mariani    When I last wrote about Günter Seeger’s namesake restaurant, he had recently garnered his first Michelin star, which only caused him to tell me, “Now we want to get better and better and better.” On the basis of a recent meal at his beautiful dining room in the Meatpacking District in Lower Manhattan, he has clearly kept his promise.

Huffington Post

Gunter Seeger NY Restaurant One Year Later By John Mariani

When I last wrote about Günter Seeger’s namesake restaurant, he had recently garnered his first Michelin star, which only caused him to tell me, “Now we want to get better and better and better.” On the basis of a recent meal at his beautiful dining room in the Meatpacking District in Lower Manhattan, he has clearly kept his promise.

  The New Yorker     Tables for Two   By  Daniel Wenger       How should a fancy restaurant be? Should it be radical, like Momofuku Ko; grand, like Eleven Madison Park; wacky, like Gabriel Kreuther; haughty, like Jean-Georges? Günter Seeger, a new European-accented place in the West Village, suggests something different: a fancy restaurant should be discreet.               

The New Yorker

Tables for Two By Daniel Wenger

 

How should a fancy restaurant be? Should it be radical, like Momofuku Ko; grand, like Eleven Madison Park; wacky, like Gabriel Kreuther; haughty, like Jean-Georges? Günter Seeger, a new European-accented place in the West Village, suggests something different: a fancy restaurant should be discreet.

 

 

 

 

 

  Southern Foodways Alliance     Nobody in town cooked with the stripped-down purity of Chef Seeger   ...Chef Seeger finds the most expressive ingredients of the growing moment and presents them without an iota of pretension. He cuts right to the essence of things. To me, he is Oracle in The Matrix: a plainspoken conduit to a deeper engagement with reality...

Southern Foodways Alliance

Nobody in town cooked with the stripped-down purity of Chef Seeger

...Chef Seeger finds the most expressive ingredients of the growing moment and presents them without an iota of pretension. He cuts right to the essence of things. To me, he is Oracle in The Matrix: a plainspoken conduit to a deeper engagement with reality...

  The White Guide - Global Gastronomy Awards    Approved by gastromads and grown-ups alike...   ....There’s something undeniably traditional about (German) Chef Günter Seeger’s menu, perhaps it’s in the pacing and the way high-toned, say classic, ingredients are spotlighted, maybe it’s in the cool and exacting manners of the strictly dressed staff...Seeger, who put Atlanta on the national dining map, earning accolades as well as that city’s first James Beard award, is no one trick pony...Chef Seeger offers a titillating mix of haute and hot...

The White Guide - Global Gastronomy Awards

Approved by gastromads and grown-ups alike...

....There’s something undeniably traditional about (German) Chef Günter Seeger’s menu, perhaps it’s in the pacing and the way high-toned, say classic, ingredients are spotlighted, maybe it’s in the cool and exacting manners of the strictly dressed staff...Seeger, who put Atlanta on the national dining map, earning accolades as well as that city’s first James Beard award, is no one trick pony...Chef Seeger offers a titillating mix of haute and hot...

  Goop Newsletter - August 2016     Goop's Culinary Guide to NYC     Günter Seeger is at the front lines of cooking. It’s a long and deliberate meal. But course after course is spectacularly plated and balanced...    

Goop Newsletter - August 2016

Goop's Culinary Guide to NYC

Günter Seeger is at the front lines of cooking. It’s a long and deliberate meal. But course after course is spectacularly plated and balanced...

 

 
  Restaurant Insider - August 2017    How A Restaurant's Seasonal Tasting Menu Can Impact An Entire Community   Günter Seeger, chef/owner of  Günter Seeger New York , a 12-table Michelin-star restaurant with a daily menu focused on seasonal tastes, walks around the farmers market first thing in the morning. He takes the time to handpick the best-looking ingredients to decide what he’s going to put on the menu that day. This may not be the solution for larger restaurants, but smaller spots looking to source locally grown vegetables can benefit from an early morning stroll...

Restaurant Insider - August 2017

How A Restaurant's Seasonal Tasting Menu Can Impact An Entire Community

Günter Seeger, chef/owner of Günter Seeger New York, a 12-table Michelin-star restaurant with a daily menu focused on seasonal tastes, walks around the farmers market first thing in the morning. He takes the time to handpick the best-looking ingredients to decide what he’s going to put on the menu that day. This may not be the solution for larger restaurants, but smaller spots looking to source locally grown vegetables can benefit from an early morning stroll...

   Wine Enthusiast - June 2016       Q and A with Acclaimed Chef Gunter Seeger     Nearly 10 years after closing his celebrated Atlanta eatery, Seeger’s, award-winning chef Günter Seeger recently opened his new restaurant,   Günter Seeger New York  , in Manhattan’s West Village. In this new venture, he has two main focuses: to change the way people dine, and build a temple of German wines in New York City.....

Wine Enthusiast - June 2016

Q and A with Acclaimed Chef Gunter Seeger

Nearly 10 years after closing his celebrated Atlanta eatery, Seeger’s, award-winning chef Günter Seeger recently opened his new restaurant, Günter Seeger New York, in Manhattan’s West Village. In this new venture, he has two main focuses: to change the way people dine, and build a temple of German wines in New York City.....

  Meatpacking-District - September 2017    Stories & People. From Farmers Market To Table, Meet Chef   Günter Seeger   On a walk down Hudson Street, you may have passed a quaint blue store front with Gunter Seeger humbly written in silver type above the door. Venture past the threshold and enter into a beautifully appointed restaurant that feels like walking into a very chic, but cozy, home...

Meatpacking-District - September 2017

Stories & People. From Farmers Market To Table, Meet Chef Günter Seeger

On a walk down Hudson Street, you may have passed a quaint blue store front with Gunter Seeger humbly written in silver type above the door. Venture past the threshold and enter into a beautifully appointed restaurant that feels like walking into a very chic, but cozy, home...

 
 

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