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. When visiting local farms and markets with his father, he 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 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. 

 
 

The Restaurant 

 
 

Günter Seeger New York opened to critical acclaim in May 2016. Located at the intersection of NYC's vibrant Meatpacking and charming West Village neighborhoods, the restaurant creates daily changing tasting menus in touch with the seasons. Gunter Seeger NY is guided by two indispensable standards: product and execution. The restaurant features two menu options: a ten course tasting menu as well as a six course prix fixe menu, and offers seating in it's main dining room or at the exclusive Chef's Table. 

 
 

About 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 menu around what we receive. 

About EXECUTION

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

 

 
 

Reservations   

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; we request no open-toed shoes or shorts for gentlemen. Corkage is applied per 750ml bottle with a limit of 2 per table at $100/per bottle.  

The Dining Room seats parties of 1 - 4 guests amongst eleven tables and offers two menu options: a $158 Ten Course Tasting Menu or a $108 Prix- Fixe Six Course Menu. To make a reservation in the dining room, please reserve below or call 646-657-0045.     

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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.  

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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. 

 

Our Menu Sample Menu

Tasting Menu

Beluga Sturgeon Mousse, Imperial Ossetra Caviar 

Rattlesnake Beef Tenderloin, Kuruma Ebi Tartare, Fermented Plum 

Oasis Farm Egg, Maine Uni 

Braised Belgian Endive, Perigord Truffle, Lardo

South Carolina Gold Rice, Single Origin San Gimignano Saffron, Gold Leaf 

Poached Loup de Mer, Matsutake Mushroom, Champagne Sauce

Venison Noisette, Gingerbread

Cave Aged Rush Creek Reserve Farm Cheese 

Matcha Sorbet

Confit Navel Orange, Sambirano Valley, Single Origin Chocolate Tart 

Mignardises

$158 

For the table only - the above is a sample menu, dishes change daily 

Please call the restaurant with any allergies or dietary restrictions when making reservations 

 


Gift Cards 

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

 

Press

 
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...

Goop Newsletter - August 2016 Mario Batali'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

Mario Batali'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...

 

Southern Food Alliance - August 2017 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 Food Alliance - August 2017

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...

 
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.....

The White Guide - October 2017 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 - October 2017

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...

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...

 
 

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